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New Xbox 360 disk drive doesn't play games

I bought a new xbox 360 drive and installed it myself, now the game don't work on it. it says i need to install the disk into an xbox 360 system, then a bunch of chinese writing.

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2007

    I have the same problem. What do you do if you no longer have the original drive?

  • boots350 May 23, 2008

    My console is doing the same thing, but the dvd drive has never been changed. I can say for sure that the drive is piled up, because it stays on the guide, and tells me to open the disc tray as if there was no disc in the drive. The drive doesn't really rev up in rpm like it should, just a low hum slash vibration. In one of maybe twenty attempts the disc will start to rev up, and then I will get to the screen where it tells me to play in a 360.

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    hard

  • CanadianBaco Sep 18, 2008

    I just bought my 360 and it says please insert disc into an Xbox 360 console, but when i put in this demo disc and it works fine, but my halo 3 doesn't work

  • drewboo96 Oct 27, 2008

    i put a disc in and it says unplayable disc or to play this disc put it in an x box 360 console.

  • gweedofireha Dec 28, 2008

    im having an issue with mortal combat vs dc comics.its my only game that wont start...anyone??

  • Anonymous Jan 19, 2009

    it will read the game as a dvd, when i select play dvd it says to place this disc into a xbox 360 console! Im trying so hard to find a fix for this problem



  • Wildman26x Feb 16, 2009

    mine will also not play 360 games only. i can play xbox games and dvds. it started with a sticky tray then would not play 360 games. i fixed the sticky tray with a new o-ring. then cleaned the laser and put in 360 game and still says put in 360 disk does not rev up like before this IS a original drive

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    I have bought more than one cd drive one is hitachi and the other is philips and my xbox 360 says the same thing..... what do i do?

  • chopper16 Mar 11, 2009

    everytime i put inn a game into the 360 it always says to play this game insert into a xbox console. how do i get that fixed what do i do.

  • leolynn Mar 18, 2009

    bought a new xbox 360 drive and installed it myself, now the game don't work on it. it says i need to install the disk into an xbox 360 system, then a bunch of chinese writing

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    I removed my 360 disk drive to repair it, the drawer was sticking, now when I have put it back together it refuses to play the games but plays dvd's same as yours. Im on the hunt for solution now. 25 March 2009

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    Mine plays dvds but wont paly 360 games too and i cant find a solution please help!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    When i install games to my xbox Hardrive it says that i need the disk to play it even when i installed it.

  • fostermark95 Apr 12, 2009

    when i turn on the consoul the xbox shows the start up bit then it goes staight to a page which says ''can't find the update disc,please reinstall the disc''' ????????? i've tried putting the same game back in but still no joy can you shed some light ///?

  • Hydrojoe Apr 22, 2009

    My Hitachi Drive on my 360 Finally stopped working, So i went online and bought a BenQ replacement drive, Installed it, Now will play dvds but not any 360 games....... whats wrong???

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    it duse that on myn the wrighting and i got a new one so cant realy help u sry

  • I Like Cake May 25, 2009

    My profile for Live in Xbox 360 does not load but my other one does. You see it worked fine in my live and then a little while later i turned it on but it wouldnt load PLEASSSSEEEE Help?

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  • Robert Allen
    Robert Allen May 11, 2010

    are you taking about the external drive or a replacement internal drive?

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Well my friend thats because each xbox 360 drive is unique for each console so it only works on the original console, to solve this you have to flash the firmware from the old drive and put it the new one, there are many sites explaining it just google it.

Posted on Oct 03, 2007

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Ok, traaav the problem with your drive is that you need to flash it, this happens when you switch out the drive of your console for another one (obviously). You see, each xbox 360's motherboard comes with it's own unique key and each key is married to the dvd drive, without this key your new dvd drive won't work. If you replaced the old drive with a new one of the same model all you need to do is open the old dvd drive, remove the circuit board and replace it in the new one. you can follow this link for visual instructions on how to do that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5hdC2kx4-Y ....... now if you replaced it with a different model of drive say a hitachi for a samsung you will need to flash the new drive, which really isn't for novices but with proper instructions I'm sure you can get it done, follow this tutorial, you'll have to register on the site first to see the tutorial, don't worry it's free to register..http://xbox360iso.com/showthread.php?t=95039 . I hope this helps your little problem.

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Ok all u gotta do is whip out ur fat ****, bang it on each corner of the xbox and *** in between the harddrive and the xbox and the put em together then THERE YA GO!

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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First solution is to NOT listen to XxXboxGuyxX. There are at least 3 ways to fix this problem and this guy, with his weak vocabulary seems to be the f#$%in idiot. Look at solution #4!!! Who is the idiot now?!?!?

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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I read on a site that after you install a new disk drive that you also need to install a application. on this site i read that on you simply have to put that file on a usb drive (Flash-drive or thumb drive). then install the app after you installed the hardware. im not to sure what site it was on but try to google it. try keywords like. Steps on installing xbox360 disk drives or software hacks for new disk drives.

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Im not positive but i think you have either purchased the wrong type of dvd drive for your 360,or u have purchased a used one.they are keyed to the mother board of each 360 so you cant swap them with other used drives without flashing them.if you look on the bottom of the dvd assembly there is a little mother board,with a chip on it if you would have swapped that with the one on the new dvd rom before turning power on you should have been fine.im working on how to fix the problem.
good luck with your 360 : )

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All you need to do is flash the drive to your 360
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Get a new disk drive

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If your xbox keeps saying insert disk into an xbox360 there is no known way of fixing it! ive changed the circuit board in drive, i have attempted flashing it and i have put a new drive in and changed the serial key to the one from the existing drive,it still says the same thing,i think the problem is a chip on the mobo.the only way to solve it (sorry for saying this) is to send your xbox off to microsoft.its that or you can have a posh dvd/cd player,but you cant play no games on it.

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If ya disk drive will not play games and u put in a new ur a fuckin idiot every xbox has its own codes and there for it will not fuckin work DUH HHH ... but for the guy thats XboX says open tray is the reen light flashing as if is were trying toopen If So that mean's it has Shrted out or A Cable Has Come Loose

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I jes bought a ts-h9 something is a tosobai samsung... anit wont let play my games.... but dvd works fine... and when it load my games it say plz play xbox 360 cosuln games and also writen in japanesse too...

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Dont think ist a disk drive problem because i changed disk drives in mine to on that i knew worked and still got the say thing think is a software problem

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Hey everyone,follow #7 solution,tried it out to with broen xbox and it work,just switc out the memory chip on t disk drive(it's the chip board that plugs into your 360.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

Or if you bought the same diskdrive, you can just switch the chips inside the drives, you put your old one in the new d-d

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

Buy a new one

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Hey what i did was i got myself a lens cleaning disk from my local shop. the instructions usually tell you to put one drop on each brush. honestly that sucks! i put about 4-5 drops of their solution on each brush then i quickly put it into my 360 and played the disk, it did its job and my games once again work perfectly. i think this only works if you have a dirty lens though. so good luck everyone.

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