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My husband left the lens cleaning disc running all day and scratched the lens. The local place that used to repair them is no longer allowed to repair them. Since we bought the xbox 360 off a friend, the microsoft website will not let me register our system with them as it was already registered by our friend. What can I do now to replace teh lens?

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Replacing the part is very easy and yoou can find the lasers on ebay for around £15. Strip the 360 down, take out the laser from the drive and look underneath it, there is a part number underneath which will be something like: hd63. simply search ebay for that part or you can send it to us for repair If you get stuck and need help we offer a full repair service www.fixmyconsole.co.uk

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