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My xbox can play older games but not new ones

My xbox 360 can play music, dvds and some new games but it wont play most of them

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If the xbos 360 is a pro it will not play all rugular x-box games...not sure bout the elite...and the arcade can play none

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If you don't want to take it back, then play a couple dvds and if it reads then fine then you could try again. it shiudn't take more than ten second to read a game so if its taking longer just get it out.

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Hi you have to buy a HD DVD player add on for your 360 to play HD DVDs if you go to game or gamestation you will get one there very cheap as HD DVDs are no longer released

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you probably didn't flash the drive correctly. you can find guids how to online. its a pretty in depth process though.

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