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My x box will play cd's and dvd's but not games. do you know what i can do to fix that. when i put in a game it says to put disc in an x box 360 console.


Here's how:

1. Carefully open the Xbox by removing the torx screws and then releasing the clips that hold the case together. The clips and molding pieces all come off easily; pry them open carefully.

2. Load the flash firmware disc into the DVD drive and power off the Xbox.
3. Disconnect the DVD drive from the SATA cable and note the brand of drive used in your Xbox. Currently Microsoft uses Hitachi, Phillips and Toshiba DVD drives in the Xbox 360. Only the Toshiba and Hitachi drives have firmware updates.

4. Connect the DVD drive to your PC with a cross-wired SATA cable interfaced to a compatible SATA port. Confirm that the video cable is connected to the Xbox so that it won't turn off during the flash process.

5. Hold the two loose wires of the cross-wired cable together and press the "Start" button on the Xbox. Separate the wires immediately when the green light begins to flash on the front of the Xbox. The light will begin to flash quickly and the drive will begin to spin as it enters mode "B."

6. Turn the PC on and allow it to fully boot from the DVD drive. If Windows appears to fail the boot, eject the DVD and it will finish booting. You've successfully flashed the drive.
7. Reassemble the Xbox and enjoy playing the backup of your favorite game. Sources: http://www.ehow.com/how_2316522_flash-xbox-dvd-drive.html

Mar 10, 2010 | Buck Legendary: The Box for Xbox 360

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When i insert a game into to my xbox 360 it will mistake the game as a dvd most of the time. It still will play the game but takes a few trys to get it to spin the speed the game nedds to be played and...


An update from xbox live may resolve your issue but before you do that better clear the cache first by going to the system settings first before checking live for an update.

Feb 28, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Free repair help


XBOX 360 games have security codes embedded within. The motor is going out or likely filled with dust and debris that will not allow it to spin the game fast enough for the XBOX to recognize the security codes therefore telling you ''Please insert the disc into an Xbox 360 console''. Keep in mind, these DVD drives are nthing more than that. I am sure you can order a new motor online for a few dollars.

This is a guide to open your XBOX 360
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj2A7mGGjuY&feature=fvsr

ALL YOU NEED IS THE MOTOR (found on ebay, etc.) and the DVD drive will tell you the brand name right on the top of it once you have opened the console.

Good luck

Nov 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox doesnt spin or read disc


dvd drive is bad if the spinning is intermittent. DVD drive is going to need replaced. You can usually find them on Ebay for pretty cheap.


Aug 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 makes a loud noise with some games and not others, why?


HI, the there is a balancer that is located inside the DVD ROM drive assembly(Spin Motor stabilizer). this has become unstable for some reason. this will result if disk scratches and game damage as well. unfortunately, this cannot be repaired without replacing the entire DVD ROM drive.

If it becomes unbearable, just simply replace the DVD ROM Drive.

Jul 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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360 dvd drive won't read games and it won't open


buy a new dvd drive online. it is the only way this video might help you how to install it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo2dl2vlwis

Jan 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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X box 360


Hi,

Orange means = stand by
Green= its ON
Red= theres a problem (usually power supply overheating)

There could be many reasons as to why your console wont switch on such as broken power switch, faulty / damaged power cord / supply unit, or over heating has damaged the console.

If possible try using teh power cord in another xbox 360 console to eliminate the cable being the problem.

If the problem still exsists all that you can really do from there is send it to the xbox repair center.

You should be able to get it fixed free of charge.

if you have a game or dvd in there you cant get out unplug teh console and remove the face plate. depending on the dvd drive manufacture in your xbox you may / maynot be able to see some small black cogs at teh front of the dvd drive inside the actuall dvd drive unit. spin these with a small techinical screwdriver and the the tray will start to slide out with each spin.

Not very technical or approved but does the job.

hope this helps

Anthony Kinson

Apr 20, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox not reading disc properly.


This could mean your disc is corrupt, or something is wrong with your drives lense. Call XBOX customer support and they'll help you fix it. 1-800-4MY-XBOX

Jan 11, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 problems


If its still under warranty, and the seal hasn't been cracked, contact Microsoft1.gif.

Try what hijackthis1 suggested, if that doesn't fix it, try this.

Since you have the 360 apart, and the top cover off of the dvd4.gif drive, here we go...

There's a circular cut-out that's glued to the top cover that you removed from the dvd drive, right below the sticker with all of the drive information. I was able to pop out the cut-out. After that you now have (3) pieces in your hand, the cover, cut-out, and a plastic piece.

Connected the dvd drive back in the 360 with the top cover off.

Put a game or movie in the drive, don't hit the eject botton, just put the disc in the tray.

Now with the disc in the tray, put the plastic piece in the center of the disc. Its magnetic, so it should kind of lock in to place.

Connect the power/av cords in the 360 and turn her on.

You should see the disc try to spin. (It may spin once or a couple times around, but it will stop). When you see the disc start to spin, GENTLE, spin/turn the disc in the direction in wants to go. It should load the game or dvd with no problems.

Reassemble the cover and put back on the dvd drive.

Now use the eject botton, and try games and dvds4.gif.

If disc fails to spin, do process over again.

I've done this with one of my 360's with no problems.
The drive I used was an Hitachi 0059DJ.

Dec 24, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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