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X box doesn't read disc

When disc inserted box says reading and then says open tray

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    i hAVE THE SAME PROBLEM

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    this is ****, box isnt even a year old,

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    The same thing keeps happening to me! Some disc's will play but others will just say reading for a few seconds and then open tray. I think the thingy that reads is dirty. (And yes "thingy" is a technical term ;)

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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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Does it play cds

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: disc tray

My console does the same thing just take the faceplate off and when you press the open button grab the disc tray and gently assist your console in pushing out the tray. Taking the faceplate off does not terminate your warranty.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

SOURCE: X Box 360 Won't even attempt to read disc

when i put a game in the xbox 360 it keeps on saying clean the disk whith a soft cloth

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SOURCE: my x-box 360 console will

it might be a bad disc or your lens on the drive is burnt out. try other disc, if the same problem you need to contact microsoft.

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