Tip & How-To about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

How to play a laserburned disc.

We all know how much off a bummer it is if you're playing a game and it suddenly says your disc can't be read. You open the tray and there is a perfect ring around your disc. Well the good news is, you DO NOT have to purchase another copy. To play your game and the laserburned disc, obtain a flawless copy and install it to your hardrive (maybe a friend's or family member's copy). On the xbox 360, you install it to your hardrive by hitting the "x" button on the play disc screen and simply selecting "install to hardrive".... You can then give your friend their disc back and you should be able to play the game on your faulty disc.

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