So, here's my dilemma, the CD drive on my 360 started smoking (at the power cable connection on the PCB).

So, now I'm weighing my options.


Can I replace it (granted, a lot of fucking around with firmware/etc is involved...fuck you MS),

Or, just bin it and move on?

I really don't have any real overwhelming urge to get a One, considering the only games I've played on the XB in the last two years were SR4 and GTAV. Neither of which have been played in 4-5 months (GTA).


I was only really using it as a media extender.

I suppose I can just CL the TV in the room, and call it a day.


But, if I can get a replacement drive and have it work offline (since I've read it's very likely to get ban-hammered) for ME duty, I'm willing to try it, if it's only $20-30.

I've had this box since 2007. I guess it had a good run.


Thoughts?