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Xbox 360 dvd drive

While playing xbox360 the dvd drive will automayically open while disc is in and game is being played

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Re: xbox 360 dvd drive

Rats. Sorry to hear that. You've got a bad DVD drive. If it's under warranty still just get your serial number off the back and call 1-800-4MY-XBOX for repair or replacement.

This is a common problem and some people even choose to replace the DVD drive to reduce the noise while the console is operating.

Here's a link to help identify what drive you have in your console now:

Here's another user's story of how he solved a similar problem:

Here's a place to buy a replacement drive:

And lastly here's a tutorial with more details:

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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How to resolve Xbox 360 disc read errors. Xbox will not play disc.

Is your xbox360 having trouble reading disc? In this guide I will provide some common solutions to help you fix your disc read issues.

1)Remove any memory devices or usb flash drives.
2)If the disc you are using is excessively scratched, this can cause the xbox to have trouble reading the disc. You can use a damp soft cloth to try and clean the disc. Grab the disc by the edges and using a soft damp cloth lightly wipe the disc from the center going outward.

3)Try removing your Xbox hard drive and then play a disc. Turn off the console. Locate the hard drive on the top of your system(depending on how you have it positioned). Press the release button on the hard drive.


If your system can read disc without the hard drive attached then you may need to replace the drive.

4)Clear the Xbox360 cache. Clearing the cache may remove updates to certain games. Keep this in mind.
Go to System Settings in the My Xbox menu. Select Memory, highlight your storage device and select Clear System Cache. Try and play the disc.

If after the above steps you are still having trouble. You may want to contact Microsoft Xbox live support to have your system serviced. You can find the support information in the link below,
Xbox Support


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on May 14, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox360 wont play some xbox360 games it says put in 360 console well it is a 360 console. What so i do?

you do it is very simple , you can manually fix your problem with the use of repair guide,, it is a complete version to fix your problems caused by xbox.
if you want to download click here.

May 14, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I put Cd of Xbox360 game...It gives me a message"To Play this disc put it in Xbox 360 console". Please tell me what I do to play game having such meassege.. regards..!

1. all the disc are not region free , games from microsoft are region free, which means u can play in any kind xbox 360

xbox has different version like (ntsc, pal), some countries only accept ntsc some pal.

u can find it on right hand side of the dvd
if it is pal u can play omly pal dvds

u can also modify ur xbox360 this u cannot do by our own, once u modify u can put both version of dvds

hope u got the answer

Mar 14, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My disc drive says play dvd at the dashboard when i have a 360 game in it and when i press play it reads, to play disc put it in a xbox 360 console

Hello, Thanks for using FixYa. If you are encountering this problem it means that your xbox360's dvd lens had gone bad. Lenses have life time. Try to get a DVD lens cleaner disk first then use it on your xbox. If this doesn't solve the problem you will then need to have your lens aligned or changed if aligning doesn't fix the issue. I hope this helps. Thanks and good day. - HotRatchet

Feb 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox360 will play cds but no games, says onscreen

If your Xbox 360 will not play your games this is because of the sensors on the back of the drive overheating it is not normally the laser.

Luckily you can fix this yourself and get back to your games and to do this you need the proven Xbox 360 Repair guide.

Or you can send it in and they will fix it for you the repair will take about 4 weeks.

Sometimes like you mention it will still play CD's though.

Feb 13, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 won't play discs

This is the thing to do. Open the drive and look at the tray. Then go to this site to identify your dvd make
buy a good working drive or a new one you have to open the drive and change the pcb board (circuit board in the dvd drive) from your drive to the good or new one. Then reinstall everything. The motherboard and pcb board are keyed together so you can't just use the drive with out changing the pcb's. If you need a drive I sell good used ones for $29 and $10 shipping.

Mar 22, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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XBox360 won't play games

Well I just recently purchased an XBOX 360 about a month ago form gamestation(used). It was giving me disc read errors every time iplayed it, but i opened it up and cleaned my TOSHIBA drive and wiped everything down with a cotton bud, and then lubed up all of the parts which needed to be.

and that fixed my problem

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Dec 17, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Problem with xbox360

Try and open the dvd drive and clean the laser and the cd spinning motor with qtips and rubbing alcohol and see if that works. that is the most probable cause.

Jul 08, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 game keep getting scratched when i play

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