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Keeps saying unplayable disc

Wont let me play any games. Comes up straight away with unplayable disc

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  • nick203 Nov 09, 2008

    ill put in a game into my 360 and it will say "to play this game, put it in an xbox 360 console."HELP!!!!!!!

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Its your dvd drive change it.

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