Most of the drives are Liteons, there is one type of Hitachi Click here to see how to check by ejecting the DVD drive tray).
All models after September 7th 2011 are a new liteon hardware type, and they cannto be modded yet.
I don't know if my Xbox 360 already supports backward compatibility (in the Xbox 360's case, the ability to play original Xbox games) for it, so I decided to update it.
I don't have Xbox Live (which you would usually use), so I decided to update it by downloading the update from and putting it on a CD, and then putting that CD in my Xbox 360.
Also, if you have any way to connect your Xbox 360 to the internet like normal, DO THAT. Now use your Zip file extractor to extract the contents of the Zip archive somewhere.
- - - - -AUTHOR'S NOTE: THIS INSTRUCTABLE IS OUTDATED. TO UPDATE YOUR XBOX 360, CONNECT IT TO XBOX LIVE TO UPDATE IT FOR FREE.
- - - - - I'm a huge Splinter Cell fan, so I want to buy or rent , which are the only good ones).
Considering the price of flashing a Slim 360, and the fact that you need to consistantly update your flash, its cheaper and better to get a x360Key!
Disadvantages: DVD drive flashing is NOT a once off.