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Xbox 360 game reads as DVD

When I put a game into the xbox it reads it as a DVD. It only works when I have the game in the xbox, and turn it off and on about four or five times, sometimes more. Please help!

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    My xbox 360 has the same problem but for me it sometimes will take be half an hour to work i need help as well.



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Change your laser or replace drive

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