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Unreadable discs for xbox360 after playing them for approx 30 min

I play various games (brand new and old ones) and after approx 30 mins I ge the message that the disc is unreadable and it hasn't always saved my games.  We bought a dvd cleaner, but this doesn't seem to have helped.  Can you help?

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  • docwest Jan 26, 2009

    This happened to me while playing Fallout 3. The console is less than 3 years old. I had to buy a new one after the red ring of death episode on my first console. At first I though it was the disc. I took the disc back to the store and they gave me a new disc, but the same thing happened. I can play any other game, except for Fallout 3. In fact, I spent several hours playing a different game, but still can not get the console to read Fallout 3. Any suggestions?

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This happens when the laser is set too low power, ideally the laser should be set to around 280ohms where yours may be at 400 or thereabouts., replacement lasers will fix this problem or if its possible maybe a re-alignment would also make it work again. Replacing the part is very easy and you can find the lasers on ebay for around £15. If you get stuck and need help we offer a full repair service www.fixmyconsole.co.uk

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