New drive not recognized by XBox for games

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Rin57

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We bought & installed a new disk drive into our used xbox 360. It will play movies fine but when we try to play a game it reads: "To play this disk put it in an xbox 360 console." The drive doesn't recognize it's in an xbox 360 already. Is there a memory chip of some sort I can pull from the old drive that I still have? How can I get it to recognize the drive to play the games? We called tech support--they won't help us. Thanks!
 
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I'm by no means a guru on this, but I think consoles are generally linked to the model of disk drive that they came with. That is, anything other than what the manufacturer intended probably won't work well. I think you're probably sunk.
 
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I think that the internal drive forms part of the copy protection for the games. So it's not likely to play games using the external drive. I'm not 100% that this is the case, but it seems a good bet as it's a potential backdoor to the system.

There may also be issues with streaming off an external disk that could mean there's practical issues why this wouldn't be a good idea.
 
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