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Disc is unreadable?

Ok my xbox 360 has had this problem 4 a while. I just bought Madden 08 and i would playin the game until about the 4th quarter it said this disc is unreadable clean it. I cleaned it and tried it a couple more times and it kept doing that. It also did this when i was playin Madden 07 and Gears of War b4. Idk i think i got a bad 360. Ive check 4 dust around the opening tray and there is none. Idk can anyone help me out here?

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Re: Disc is unreadable?

-. Use a standard CD/DVD Cleaner, they look like a normal CD but with two miniature brushes on them. This will only clean the lens. Sometimes this is all you need to be up and running. -Clean the lens and mirror manually -Adjust the Potentiometer (pot) on the laser. you do nto have to see dust lens might be dirty from reguler use of teh dvd and or cd of games BR Raheeeeb

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