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Xbox 360 cd drive

My xbox 360 will play cd's. dvd's and original xbox game, but i wont play xbox 360 games... can anyone help me please?

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    I put a xbox 360 game in and the cd drive starts to run and stops.

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