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Laser burn, looks like complete or partial circular scratches around your disc, also known as “the ring of death”. This occurs to discs when the games console has been moved whilst playing, from an upright to a horizontal position or vice versa or simply knocked against or the wires may have been just tripped upon. Discs are then impaired by a ring of laser burn, which is a circular scratch into the disc. Some home remedies may help with very light scratches on some discs but professional disc repair services is normally rerquired to restore disc laser burn damage back to "As Good As New Condition".
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You can send your discs off to this Disc Repair Service and the discs shall be sent back as good as new. If this is happening consistently without any knocks or movement of the console, I would contact Microsoft for advice on your games console.
Some game are compatible with the new xbox 360. They are called backwards compatible and you do need to flash upgrade the OS on the new xbox 360 system.
You need to go to the xbox website and go to support and download the flash update then burn it to disk and put it on the xbox to update the software. Again not all old games are compatible with the new xbox system. If your buying used games like I do make sure it says bc next to the title before buying them.
Here is the link to the upgrade
go to http://www.scratched-disc-repair.com/ this will fix any disc u need fixing and cosoles can be fixed at a very low price. i used this when i moved my xbozx whilst playing fifa 09 and they reapired the disc for just £3.95 when it had a massive scratch in it, on the website have a look around and you will find hat you need.
If the xbox is under warranty ( Microsoft has extended coverage on those) , have Microsoft fix it. If it's older , you'll need to find a service that fixes 360s If the case seal is broken Microsoft wont cover any warranty issues