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Rarely plays discs

Whenever i put in a disc of any kind my 360 only reads it when it wants to. when the tray closes you hear the disc spinning and the fan come on, but then it acts like there is no disc. the other night while i was trying to load oblivion it made a loud noise like something broke inside and slammed around inside the dvd rom. it scratched my brand new game to hell and im out 40 bucks. im too broke to pay microsoft $100 repair fee + another $100 to renew my warranty. Help me please

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Every body tells me to call microsoft about it but here what you do ok u need a new dvd drive and you can buy on e brand new on ebay for like 30 bucks i hade the same prob and then you gotta update your dvd drive and flash it

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