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Xbox360 wont read disk

I wanna know how i can fix it without send it out??????

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  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    When i insert a disk then it says ''reading'' but then the game doesn't start. Instead it says: ''open tray''.

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What does it say when you put the disc in and trys to read? If it says unreadable disc then take a postcard or a little index card and put it in the tray while its closed with a disc inside and start from the left and swipe slowly to the right and it should start working

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