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Laser burn A few of my games have been ruined by laser burn. how can i stop this, Is the console defective?

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  • sephbrown1 Oct 15, 2008

    The 1st time this happened I blamed my kids for scratching the disk. But just last night I played a rented blockbuster game and found the disk laser burned this morning. There is no way the kids got to the disk. There is a perfect circle cut into the center of the disk. The Xbox 360 did it!

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Laser burn, looks like complete or partial circular scratches around your disc, also known as “the ring of death”. This occurs to discs when the games console has been moved whilst playing, from an upright to a horizontal position or vice versa or simply knocked against or the wires may have been just tripped upon. Discs are then impaired by a ring of laser burn, which is a circular scratch into the disc. Some home remedies may help with very light scratches on some discs but professional disc repair services is normally rerquired to restore disc laser burn damage back to "As Good As New Condition".

For further help on Xbox & Xbox 360 laser burn disc repairs or to get discs professionally repaired, visit:

www.discREPAIR.ie

You can send your discs off to this Disc Repair Service and the discs shall be sent back as good as new.

If this is happening consistently without any knocks or movement of the console, I would contact Microsoft for advice on your games console.

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