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Scratches games up to hell and takes to long to turn on and off

Ok I've had my 360 for about 1 year and its worked fine since then but untill a month ago it started to scratch the hell out of my games to the point where it won't work and also it takes forever for it to turn and off.

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    Lalit Varadpande May 11, 2010

    see this from wikipedia:
    Almost at the same time the Xbox 360 was released in late 2005, consumers began reporting rounded scratches found on discs used in their Xbox 360 consoles. Almost two years later, in February 2007, the website "The Llamma's Adventures" investigated the matter and concluded that some Xbox 360 drives lack a mechanism to secure the disc solidly in place.[38] Tilting or moving consoles with these drives, when operating with a disc spinning inside, can potentially cause damage to the disc, in some cases rendering the disc unusable.[39] Although this problem is not covered by the warranty[40]. Microsoft's Xbox Disc Replacement Program[41] will replace a limited range of scratched discs that are published in countries where the Xbox was originally sold for a $20 fee[42], and released a list of games that qualify for replacement.[43] Halo 3 Limited Edition was replaced at no cost until February 1, 2008 according to the Xbox Disc Replacement Program's main site. Other publishers can be contacted directly for a disc exchange, but it is unclear whether they will replace discs at no cost, Electronic Arts details a specific program for this problem which requires the disc and original receipt, also the game must be purchased within 90 days of the request for a replacement disc, and have a charge of $20 or $25.



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This fault can also be caused by a dislodged circular magnet that sits in the center of the disk spindal in the drive, if you remove the drive and then take the cover off you will see the dvd spindal, the magnet will either be slightly raised or not in there at all if not look on the cover you just removed, when you find it (as crude as it sounds) super glue it back into the space in the spindal, make sure you put it in the right way up, the top side should be the smooth side you will see 3 dots on the bottom side, push it down firmly so that it is flush with the top of the spindal all done now just re-assemble, hope this helps.

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