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360 grinding noise and unplayable disc

One time i was playing dead rising and my disc drive start to make loud grinding/stratching noise. I turn off my console and turn it back on. now any disk i put in my box won't read and it says unplayable. and every time the box reads the disc it will make 3 grinding sounds(crk crk crk) and a faint constant beep will follow it

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  • whoami111 Sep 20, 2007

    i lost the warranty sticker so my only hope is to fix it myself

  • MrMossberg Dec 24, 2007

    my x box does the same thing. the only game it plays now is Call of Duty 4.

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Crack open the DVD case and see whats going on and try fixing it yourself. OR Buy a new drive off of eBay and transfer the firmware key over from the old drive too the new one.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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The drive motor is SERIOUSLY damaged. It will have to be replaced, but good luck finding parts. Call around to local service shops and see if any have parts units.

Posted on Sep 20, 2007

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