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Disk wont play

When i put in a disk it wont read it it just says please insert a disk like its not reading it

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  • johnston396 Dec 07, 2008

    I am having the same problem. When I put a disk in it sounds like it is gonna read for about 1 sec then silence, after about 10 sec theres another click but then it says insert disc

  • duhunter0107 Dec 07, 2008

    I have the same problem, any disk I put in, it will read it for a few seconds, then act like there isnt even a disk in there. What to do what to do?

  • whitewallmad Dec 08, 2008

    My makes a concerning noise at start up and doesnt even read the disc. it just head straight to the open tray message.



  • j_sonsit Dec 08, 2008

    mine is a similar problem but plays dvd fine. just not games. the message is to insert game into a 360 console.?????

  • j_sonsit Dec 08, 2008

    seems its either reading games as if its not an xbox. can anyone help????

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Microsoft Xbox have some common problem like red lights, E74 and Disc Read Error. Microsoft is providing extended warranty for red lights problem, Means you will have to spend some money in order to get this problem repaired from Microsoft also you will have to wait for 3-4 weeks to get your Xbox back. There are many reasons disc read error can occur in your Xbox like your disc might not be clean, laser might also be dirty and many more common problem. I would suggest you to first clean out the disc, you are using. If that don't solve the problem you can also take the help of DIY guide available at Internet. I think you have got good no. of options to get your Xbox repaired, Choice is yours.


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Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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SOURCE: 360 wont read disk

First off, try the obvious, clean the lens with an insertable disc cleaner. If that doesn't work, you'll have to crack the case, open the drive and clean it gently with a q-tip and isopropyl alcohol. If that STILL doesn't work, then you will have to order a new drive or replacement lens. You can find them on Ebay all day long

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Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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SOURCE: wont play when i insert disks only the games on there

I had a similar problem. My PS3 did not start the disk based games. Those disk based games were not visible in the game menu.

I did not have problems with the normal movie DVDs or movie Blu Rays. Those were working fine. Also downloaded games were working ok.

In case you have the similar problem, you should try the following steps;

The PS3 has a special Recovery Menu, which you can access in the following way;:

1. Turn off Playstation 3.
2. Hold the power button down; the system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press you finger until you hear 2 consecutive beeps
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take finger off power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via USB and then hit the PS button
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.

The current Recovery Menu supports:
• Restart System: Restarts the PLAYSTATION 3 System.
• Restore Default Settings: Reset all system settings back to default.
• Restore File System: Checks for corrupt/missing system files.
• Rebuild Database: Rebuilds the OS for the PLAYSTATION 3.
• Restore PS3 System: Fresh restore; Deletes everything and starts from Scratch.
• System Update: Update the PLAYSTATION 3 System

Select option "Rebuild Database".

After PS3 has executed the DB rebuilding operation, the disc games will be visible again in the menu and are starting automatically when inserted to PS3.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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