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Reads every disk as unable to play

The x-box 360 reads every disk as unable to play. This problem happens to every game disk, even ones brand new without any scratches just out of the box. how do i fix this

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  • stars94 Oct 30, 2008

    please help

  • dracomod Oct 30, 2008

    I have the same problem i just got a new game and every disk turns up unreadable even when i take out the hard disk drive does this mean i have to send it in to microsoft or can i send it to a place like gamestop to fix it?

  • dracomod Oct 31, 2008

    Unfortunetly with me resetting it isnt exactly working every day i reset it like 5 times until i give up until the next day

  • nightmarej17 Nov 30, 2008

    I seem to have the same problem, except my 360 doesn't say unable to read disc. When I turn on my 360 with a disc already inside it just takes me to the dashboard and says open tray. When I open the disc tray and then close it I hear two scratchy noises and then it says open tray again. I have found a way to temporarily solve this problem but unfortunately it involves me beating on the 360 until it reads the disc and I have to do this every time. Does anybody no what to do?



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If u just reason with your xbox 360. just keep reseting it several times eventually it will work. kinda a stupid solution. but when you want to play saints row 2 u need to play it!

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