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My xbox 360 wont load any games.

When I try to play a game, my xbox stops loading the game and starts to make some weird noises.

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  • ShaunB Sep 26, 2008

    Mine does the same thing when i try too play a game on my xbox

  • t carrots Sep 26, 2008

    When i enter a disk at the Xbox 360 Dashboard, it makes a weird noise and the Xbox doesn't read the disk

  • 3RDSREET Sep 26, 2008

    my 360 doesnt load anything the first time except scarface,everyting else i have to turn it on and off up to 30 times.i get the play dvd message.if it doesnt whir and click i know its not going to play.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    my far cry 2 wont load so i can play can you help

  • R1Dragger Feb 15, 2009

    I can't load Far Cry 2 after I'm at 80% done. I just got this xbox back from the ring of death recall.

  • 3RDSREET Feb 16, 2009

    if you hear clicking or a grinding noise when loadingthe box is tearing up your disc and soon you will get the unplayable disc message.i have just e-mailed micro soft about this problem.it will take a day or two to get a reply,when i do i will post it here.

  • nwjones42097 Feb 16, 2009

    mine starts grinding when i put in my game and says game is not readable....and there looks like a ring has been scratched around my game ........i got this game for christmas, so its only 2 mths old........

  • zacness02115 Apr 01, 2009

    my xbox goes staight to dashboard and when i click play game it continues to say 'open tray'. It also make a buzzing noise

  • xboxlegend Apr 09, 2009

    yesterday my 360 was fine went to sleep got on later after i woke up and it just totally ignores the disc i put in and says open/close tray and dosnt make a grinding noise but like a trying to pull tray in even though it is noise

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I had this same problem on my 360, the disc drive is very sensitive to dust, cig. smoke, pet hair, etc... so i took the case off, took out the disc drive, and opened up the disc drive and cleaned the little lazer optic thing(looks just like what reads a cd in a cd player) very gently with a q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol, and used some canned air to blow all the dust and pet hair off of all of the internal parts, not only disc drive but fans, heat sinks, mother board etc. then put it all back together and tried it out and presto, good as new!! two months later and it still reads all discs first try every time. no more opening and closing the tray for twenty mins. till it reads the game disc!! Try this out if your warranty is over!!(this will void the warranty) Worked for me and saved me a bundle!!!

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It has happened to me twice and unfortunately the only way to solve it is sending the device to msoft. You can do this either through the phone or using the xbox.com site.

The second time it happened to me the machine was out the warranty, they offer me to pay 87 € to fix it and extended the warranty for an extra year after it.

At the end when I send it the second time they just sent me a refurbished one to avoid the problem to happen in the future.

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

I rang microsoft today about it and they said i would have to sent it away to be repaired. If any of you do want to ring microsoft the number will be on the back of the getting started manual. They will ask for your serial number (its located on the back of your console where the wreless adapter is) and they will also ask you, your contact details and other details aswell

Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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