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Disc drive problem

When i put in an xbox 360 game it says play dvd buy it will play regular xbox games and dvds, wtf

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You need a new laser and/or motor. Games require a higher RPM to play.. DVDs do not

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@_@ Loco Xbox 360 Problem Guys I have no idea whats wrong with it. It's not playing any games. The laser reads CDs and DVDs flawlessly. The crazy part about it is that it DOES READ the games initially...


It seems your laser isn't reading the second layer on the games. Regular DVDs have only one layer of information, Xbox 360 games are "Dual Layered" meaning twice as much information in the same area. I would recommend buying a replacement laser from eBay and installing it yourself (as you already know how to take the Xbox apart)

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Xbox 360 will not read games or dvd's


Try to insert a straighten paper pin into the hole under the tray if still no go You have to open the cover and take the cd out.

Sep 01, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Wont read games only reads dvds


This is going to be a bit long -- but very detailed, so please read it carefully. There are several reasons that an xbox 360 system will have problem reading discs. The error messages also vary from unreadable disk, no message at all but the game skips, "please insert disc in a 360 console" to "open tray." There are a few reasons this may happen:

1.Bad disc. Check the back of your disc for scratches. If it looks good (or plays fine in another console), then the disc is probably fine. Also-- try more than 1 game to be sure.

2. Bad laser. The XBox 360 has a DVD drive very similar to a PC's DVD drive inside. The drive contains a bunch of parts including a few motors and gears and a laser.The laser is the part that actually reads the disc. The reality is...with all the hours and hours of game play, lasers do eventually wear out. The laser isn't very easy to replace, but it is replaceable. You can find any and all XBox 360 lasers at the following website:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

3.Bad DVD Drive. Sometimes other components inside of the DVD drive can become bad such as the motor that spins the disk, the motors that open the tray, etc, etc. You can get a new DVD drive to just replace everything,including the laser, in one shot but there is a catch. The XBOX 360's DVD drive is tied to the motherboard using a software lock.The easiest way to overcome this lock is to buy the exact same manufacture DVD drive that is in your system now, remove the circuit board from the old DVD drive (which contains the software key) and transfer the circuit board into the new DVD drive that you purchase. If you do this simple procedure, there is no flashing involved. The following website carries DVD drives and also provides instructions on swapping the circuit board from the old drive into the new one.

XBox 360 parts: http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

DVD Drive Swap Info: http://store.richspsxparts.com/imnooninxb36.html

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Xbox 360 wont play games but will play dvds


A drive that will play DVD movies but not Xbox 360 game discs has been set up incorrectly at the factory. The only solution is to return the Xbox 360 and specifically note the problem so the drive can be repaired or replaced.

Apr 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox360 reads dvds but not games. when i put a game in, it goes to a white screen with the xbox logo


This error is caused by not having the original DVD drive in your 360. Only a professional can change your DVD drive successfully. You will need the original DVD drive to fix this problem. Without the original drive your Xbox won't be playing disc based games again. A skilled professional with the original DVD drive should be able to fix your problem.

Jan 23, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Why does my xbox say my games are dvds


Are you using copied CD's of Xbox games, Original Xbox 360 would read such copied game discs as normal DVD's and would show a message as "Play DVD"

To play such games it requires the Xbox 360 DVD drive to be flashed, which is called as a Softmod, if you do so you would be banned for playing on Xbox Live and such act is prohibited since it accounts to game piracy

Dec 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 cant read my games what should i do?


if its all games its a drive error, if its only one its the disc, if its a drive error, hopefully youve got warranty, not sure if drives are locked to aconsole i.e. no straight swap from one to another,

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Will not play games


Make sure discs are not scratched. Try cleaning the discs using rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth.

Jan 31, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Will not play a game


this usually happens to bad/damaged/dirty game disks. try cleaning the disks. if that doesn't work, contact microsoft via xbox.com/support.

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360 drive only reads dvds, not xbox 360 games, just says put in an xbox 360 console.


You need to flash the drive with the old drive's key; otherwise the your xbox motherboard will not allow that drive to access the gameplay engine and will not allow you to play games.

Mar 01, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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