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Xbox 360 reading games as DVD

My xbox 360 will read one game about every 24 hours and it screeches inside the xbox. when it reads the game it only lets me play for about one hour then it freezes and reads it as a dvd not a game when i try playing it again

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  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    games "looks" like dvd's

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    new dvd drive same key mobo thing and stilll reads games like dvds

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    codec problem or firmware?

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If it's in warrenty Microsoft will fix it. Log on to there website and go to servicing and fill out all the info they ask for then it will tell you if its in warrenty and they will mail you a box to send it in.

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Microsoft Xbox have some common problem like red lights, E74 and Disc Read Error. Microsoft is providing extended warranty for red lights problem, Means you will have to spend some money in order to get this problem repaired from Microsoft also you will have to wait for 3-4 weeks to get your Xbox back. There are many reasons disc read error can occur in your Xbox like your disc might not be clean, laser might also be dirty and many more common problem. I would suggest you to first clean out the disc, you are using. If that don't solve the problem you can also take the help of DIY guide available at Internet. I think you have got good no. of options to get your Xbox repaired, Choice is yours.

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You get a ******* life

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

  • Marriland Nov 22, 2008

    get a life you weenie, and play pokemon " A REAL GAME" if you hate me, go to www.pokemon.marriland.com yes i am fat

  • Marriland Nov 22, 2008

    if you are over 350 pounds like me MARRILAND THE MAGNIFICIENT! you can sit on it and all your problems will dissapear, and then you can bring out your nintendo ds and play pokemon, I am the pokmeon master

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