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Xbox 360 thinks it`s an Xbox and won`t register a 360 game

Will play Xbox discs but not 360 games even though it is a 360 games consule.

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Hey,

Strange Issue, but I think its a possible solution to it. I would say the drive and/or laser needs to be changed.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

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