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XBox making a grinding noise

Our xbox is making a grinding noise when it is trying to read a game CD or DVD.

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Try standing the console up if it still makes that noise Call Microsoft and they will repair you 360 for free the phone number can be found here

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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