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Xbox 360 cannot read xbox 360 games - Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    one red light appears no picture

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    How do you take it apart?

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    call to duty 4 actIII all in will not read i cleaned the disk

  • buckyhallett Jan 02, 2009

    i cleaned the disk and restared it

  • stupidxbox Jan 17, 2009

    I replaced the dvd drive and all it says is if you want to play xbox 360 game put it in an xbox 360. The drive will play dvd movies fine

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    my xbox wont play games videos or nothin but wats stored on my hard drive can u help me its only about a year and half old???????

  • nick v3 Feb 13, 2009

    my xbox is giving an error "enter 360 game into 360 console." Although the drive will play dvds and original xbox games. Any ideas?

  •  Chris Royer
    Chris Royer May 11, 2010


    if you did not replace the drive properly such as... getting the unlock key from your original 360 drive and flashing it to the new 360 drive... then your 360 is now just a dvd player/xbla games. so I hope you kept your old drive. . .

  • Electronics Repair May 11, 2010

    You can change the laser instead of the DVD drive. Changing the DVD drive is not as easy as you think.



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You need to clean the laser that acually reads the games. Therefore take the xbox apart and take the dvd drive out and take out the four screws. Take a Q tip and damp one end and lightly brush the laser eye and take the other end and dry it.Put everything back together and it should work. If it does not the you need to change the dvd drive.

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  • Tstizzy Dec 17, 2008

    You may also have bad av cables. Hope i could help!!!



You can take the motherboard card from your old dvd drive and place it into your new dvd drive only if its the same model and it has the same card because the dvd key for your 360 is on your old dvd card.

I did this on my 360 and it works 100%

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Yes the lazer is faulty , it would be too expensive to repait yourself but you know microsoft GIVE A 3 YEAR WARRANTY i sent them 5 xboxes in 2 years, just give them a ring with your serial number on 0800 5871102 and they will tell you if it is in warranty, AND ARRANGE COLLECTION with UPS and you dont have to pay a thing, if it isnt covered then you could pick a second hand core system up for about £65 and put your hard drive on it and other bits. Lazers cost about £100 alone.

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Anyone else get completey screwed when you sent your xbox 360 to the product care place they sent me the wrong shipping lable and sent my xbox for recycling its now been over a month and im still waiting to be reimbursed!

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In some cases it is not the laser. A DVD drive will not read the disc unless it is spinning, and some of the DVD drives (several different used in the box) have dirty spindle motors. If the motor is dirty it won't spin enough to read and you have to take the motor apart to clean it. This is pretty easy to do, but would not suggest doing it unless you are out of warranty. Check for "cleaning Xbox 360 DVD motor" for a step by step video.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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Problem with reading, clean the disc with smoth cloth or, by cd cleaner with it says(Xbox and/or VideoGame)..the problem still? hardware.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 360 drive only reads dvds, not xbox 360 games, just says put in an xbox 360 console.

You need to flash the drive with the old drive's key; otherwise the your xbox motherboard will not allow that drive to access the gameplay engine and will not allow you to play games.

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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SOURCE: xbox 360 reading games as DVD

If it's in warrenty Microsoft will fix it. Log on to there website and go to servicing and fill out all the info they ask for then it will tell you if its in warrenty and they will mail you a box to send it in.

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