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Trouble reading games

My xbox 360 will only read games after they have been reinserted and read over and over again. As many as 10 times. I clean the lens regularly and have no problem with DVD's. There are no noises or error codes.....yet. Is this the foreshadow of worse problems?

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DVD Drive failure most common problem, this ranges from dirty disk error (DDE) message to inoperable drive door, skipping in movies, slow load time or no load or the call customer service errors 10, 11, and 12. To replace the drive it will have to be reflashed.

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I put a game in the xbox 360 to let it load up at the main xbox 360 screen where you can mess with your profile and the game loaded up and when I clicked the game to load up so i could play it it said I...


Make sure the disk is clean.
Reinsert and try again.
If it does not try to update again and it tries play the game but does not work and it is not because it cannot read the disk then go to the settings, hard drive and go to "System Cache" and delete.
This will delete all temporary files. Which means all small updates for games will be deleted. I reccomend doing this as it may be an error due to the update being stopped halfway through therefore being unfinished. So the xbox may recognise that the update has been installed but because it is unfinished then it may not be able to start the game.

If this still does not work try disconnecting from the internet as it will not ask for an update and you will be able to play the game without it. If this does not work and the game does not play it may be a problem with the disk.
First I would suggest playing the disk in a friend's xbox. If it still doesn't work, take the disk back to the shop and get it replaced.

Mar 02, 2011 | Video Game Consoles

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How to resolve Xbox 360 disc read errors. Xbox will not play disc.


Is your xbox360 having trouble reading disc? In this guide I will provide some common solutions to help you fix your disc read issues.

1)Remove any memory devices or usb flash drives.
2)If the disc you are using is excessively scratched, this can cause the xbox to have trouble reading the disc. You can use a damp soft cloth to try and clean the disc. Grab the disc by the edges and using a soft damp cloth lightly wipe the disc from the center going outward.

3)Try removing your Xbox hard drive and then play a disc. Turn off the console. Locate the hard drive on the top of your system(depending on how you have it positioned). Press the release button on the hard drive.

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If your system can read disc without the hard drive attached then you may need to replace the drive.

4)Clear the Xbox360 cache. Clearing the cache may remove updates to certain games. Keep this in mind.
Go to System Settings in the My Xbox menu. Select Memory, highlight your storage device and select Clear System Cache. Try and play the disc.

If after the above steps you are still having trouble. You may want to contact Microsoft Xbox live support to have your system serviced. You can find the support information in the link below,
Xbox Support


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G33k

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My daughters xbox 360 sometimes plays for awhile, and other times says cant read disk when her game will play it either freezes up or just quits then it says cant read disk


hi, how well does your daughter look after her games? if her disk's have scratches on them the xbox will have trouble reading it and will often do this. another cause is that the xbox is old the laser will be worn out and will take ages to load a game.

the 2 solutions are:
1. check the disk, if it is highly scratched go get it cleaned, most gaming stores will do it for a small fee
2. take apart the xbox (only if out of warranty and step-by-step instructions can be found on youtube) and clean it gently with a duster

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portsmouth, UK

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My xbox 360 is having problems starting up and reading disc


Game Discs will not start automatically. You must start disc games from the Disc
Channel on the Wii Menu screen.
Eject the Game Disc, and turn the power OFF and then ON. Reinsert the disc and try
playing the game again.Check to be sure that the Game Disc is clean and in good condition. If dirty, wipe with a soft cloth, from the center to the outside. Do not wipe with a circular motion.
You can also try using the Wii Lens Cleaning Kit (sold separately) to clean the
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This is a common issue.
1. Make sure your disk is clean. Dirty disk can cause disk reading issues.
2. Clean the drive with a CD/DVD laser cleaner.
3. Replace the laser. You can get a replacement from Ebay for $10-15. Make sure you get the right one for you drive. There are several different models.

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If you don't have the tools to open your 360 go to best buy or an office supply store and get a can of compressed air and blow the dust out of the dvd drive. If that doesn't work then the lens needs to be cleaned with a q-tip and alcohol. This has worked for me on numerous occasions.

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try using a disc cleaner in u xbox lense is dirty most likely

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are you tring to play just xbox games or are they xbox 360 games because if they are just xbxo games you just need to go to the nearest gamestop and ask them to show you where you can buy a backwards comptiablity disc and the upload the software on to your xbox 360

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DUDD GET A "FIX IT" BOOK ON EBAY FOR ONLY 10 BUCKS ITS WORTH IT TRUST ME I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM

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