Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
This is the orinigal drive will play dvd but not game says unplayable disc
This is a pretty common problem in the 360 and sometimes it will act a little crazy with errors like "please put into a 360 console", or it thinks games are dvds and just says "play dvd" after putting a game in. This is usually caused from the laser which is either dying out not getting enough power. You can either fix it yourself which will void the warranty, or send it in to get fixed which will cost around $100 for a new drive.
first open up the dvd drive and clean it good, including the laser. Then try the dvd drive POT Tweak
if you decide to get a new laser, then click here for instructions on how to install it properlly.
If you don't want to get a new laser or do the pot tweak, you can get a replacement drive on ebay or somewhere. It must match the key stored on the motherboard, so you would need to taked the pcb board out of the old drive and put it into the new one for the keys to match.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
I have fixed heaps of these most common problem is the spindal motor starting to cease a little which puts more load on the ic which drives this only getting hotter when you butcher the pot adjustment it gets even hotter again which puts the wrong voltage to the lazor coils and eventually goes bang then you need a new drive, the solution is replace the motor but since you cant find one anywhere the second option is more apparent repace the rom complete and recode it to your old one another common problem is easy clean the lazer manually cotton bud and tiny bit of windex and dry with the other end (hint if it can read only once then the lazer is fine) check if your disks has no scratches or last nights dinner over them as well good luck
Posted on May 18, 2009
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