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Wont read games

Can put dvd moves in my x box 360 and it works can put cd music in and it works but put in a game and it says to play this disc put in x box 360 console

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Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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SOURCE: my X Box doesn't really read X BOX 360 video games

thank a lot XBOX i got mine 4 month ago and now it doesn't work it with not read a CD WTH.Now i have a 500$ piece of s*&^.
and i have been told that i have send it in and it will take 3 week send me a new one dam it, and i will send this piece of s*(&*.
damm Bill get it right.
Sony did my ps3 when down and they send me a new one and i send them the old one.
4MONTHS WTH IS WITH THAT S&%*.



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Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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SOURCE: will not play games

Make sure discs are not scratched. Try cleaning the discs using rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth.

Posted on Feb 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 360 reads game discs but it won't play game and it says play DVD

The problem is that the laser is either dying out, is dirty, or is not getting enough power.

so try to fix it using these steps...

- first open the 360 and pull out the dvd drive and open it up too.

- clean everything out good with compressed air, and q-tips dipped in alcohol.

- now you need to adjust the power going to the laser.Sometimes you may have to try multiple settings before getting it justright. Just keep adjusting the resistance lower and lower until itworks.

- if you tried multiple settings and still get the errors, then either get a replacement drive, or a new laser for it. Click Here for how to properly install the new laser.

- if you get a replacement drive, please not that there is a key in the pcb of the drive that must match the key from the motherboard, so you must either spoof firmware with the key, or swap out the old pcb board and put it in to the new drive.

If you need more dvd drive repair help click here

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: My x box 360 elite is not reading my game discs.

send it in to Microsoft and have them replace the cd rom drive

Posted on Sep 24, 2010

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