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Reads games as DVD

When it urn my xbox on or put in a game it reads the game as a dvd and wont play, it tells me to insert that disc into an xbox 360 console.

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  • xkeepxonxtru Mar 10, 2009

    it does it on every single game and i have to keep restarting it or opening and closing it for it to read it correctly

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    i have the same problem any solution?

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Does it happen with all your games or just one and which game

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