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Disc won't spin. won't read disc

My disc will spin for a second then stop..it keeps doing that..can't tell if the laser is working or not. this happened suddenly after playing guitar hero world tour...it says it can't read the disc. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • farmclan Dec 30, 2008

    thanks for the info..now I have to replace the laser if i can find that part

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Have you tried other discs? If so it could be that your laser crapped out. It happens sometimes with no warning. Or if someone really used the system a lot with the guitar hero thing - that kind of intense use can burn em out. I've repaired these for years & have seen this before.
Above all though, make sure your disc is CLEAN with no scratches. If another disc will play then you know your laser is good. You could try the disc on a friends machine & see if it works there.
I can only give suggestions as I cannot see the problem occur & don't have all the details.
Good luck

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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