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Games want play but cds and dvds do

Xbox 360 elite will read dvds and cds but not my games

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There is a problem with your firmware please flash it if you have modded your xbox 360(putting pirated disks)please go to same shop where have you modded because he only can have your original dvd key if you have not modded it go to any official microsoft service centre

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: my xbox 360 drive wont read games it will only dvds and cds

Your laser either needs to be cleaned or is going bad. I have seen this many times before. Try taking the drive apart and cleaning the laser aperture with 91% alcohol and a cotton swab (carefully). If that doesn't work then you need to replace the laser (or get a new drive).

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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Is it a new or old xbox? and have you tried cleaning it with one of those dvd disk cleaners that cleans the lens sounds retarded but my old xbox was the same issue i ran that dvd cleaner through and the games worked again

Posted on May 20, 2011

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