is flashing required for new xbox 360 dvd drive?

I have an xbox 360 that wont read discs anymore and im thinking about buying another dvd drive from ebay, but i read on the forums you have to do complicated code flashing and stuff, is this required if i buy an identical dvd drive type? can someone please clarify this? will i have to flash it?

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    7 years ago
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    If you bought any new drive it would have to be flashed with the DVD key on your current drive. Each Xbox has it's own DVD key and a new drive won't read games unless it has the DVD key from your Xbox on it.

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