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Xbox wont play Halo 3

Just went out and got Halo 3 and tried to play that b ut when It loaded, a white screen popped up saying, "To play this disc, put it in an xbox 360 console" 
 Thought it might be the disc but I went to the store twice echanging it and even had them try it at the store.
  Worked perfectly there but when I got home the same message appeared again.
   Whats happeneing?

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    I put in halo 3 on my xbox 360 and a white screen pops uo saying to play disc inset in xbox 360

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    every time we turn it on it works for about 5 minutes and then a white screen pops up that says ''please clean your disc with a soft cloth.

  • Coops61 Nov 06, 2007

    Same problem, different game PES 6

  • boredcrazy Nov 15, 2007

    We have the same problem with every game except one, we will get a white screen or the play game button would say "play DVD" or "open tray". When we first started having these problems, we would turn off the 360 and try it again, it usually worked and it only happened with Oblivion, now it won't work for any game except Call of Duty 2. We didn't start having these problems until the warranty conveniently expired.

  • racemd Dec 03, 2007

    I have the same problem

  • ummmmmmmmmmm Dec 03, 2007

    Same here. except my tray sticks to..... YEAH!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 03, 2007

    yes i have had the same problem and that is bull crap

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2007

    Here is the fix, There is a problem with the early halo 3 game

  • agamer22 Jan 08, 2008

    I keep getting the same message OF To play this disk put it in a Xbox 360 console when i go to play Halo 3 how do i fix it?

  • kyuzo64 Feb 03, 2008

    my console wont play halo 3. I tried it with 3 seperate copies with no luck

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    i had a copy of halo 3 i stopped working and i have tried 3 copyies they all say unable to load content

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  • igiveuptoo Apr 24, 2008

    Halo 3 worked for a while, then got white screen message: "To play this disc, put it in an xbox 60 console." Tried restarting, etc. No luck. Other games work.

  • eliasiskobe May 04, 2008

    every time i try to play matchmaking capaign and custom games on halo 3 ..
    it always says player failed to load content and it blinks

  • sharri44 May 25, 2008

    xbox 360 plays all games on live aswell but not halo 3 it was working fine for months tried restarting it few times in row but still the same please help

    thanks in advance for any help.

  • sharri44 May 25, 2008

    just put my halo3 in mates x box al worked fine then put my hard drive in to show my save it wouldnt work again so how do i solve this prob with hard drive

  • Anonymous Jun 01, 2008

    sorted out halo 3 cleaned it with brasso plays great now

  • Trevor kruse Jul 16, 2008

    ive tried to get it to work but i cant figure it out all my other games are perfect just halo 3 please send an email to

  • bball9989 Dec 08, 2008

    i took off my hard drive and my 360 would play halo 3 but then i put the hard drive back on it showed a screen saying "to play disk put in a xbox 360"

  • Martelsucks Dec 20, 2008

    yeah, with halo 3, it works without my hardrive in it, but when i put the harddrive in, it says it fails to load content, ive had this problem for about 2 days now, I NEED HELP

  • deepthrustin Jan 09, 2009

    bought a new xbox

    bought seperatly the larger hard drive

    put it all together, plugged it all it, created account, signed up for live...

    the box has me signed in, internet is active....they games it came with worked just fine...


    Halo3 promps: please insert disk into an Xbox 360

    ????which is what i thought i Just bought???

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    SAME PROBLEM! GAH! i cleaned my disk, nd still wont work :'( js started. used to work fine!

  • thairishman2 Feb 08, 2009

    when i put games in the console it says if u want to play this disc place it in and xbox 360 console, or something similar to that, but i am already putting the game into the xbox 360, what do i do?



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I know whats up had same problem with mine its your xbox-360 it needs an update to update it just simply phone microsoft and they will send you a download with the latest update on it if you have never had xbox live you will also have a new menu

Posted on Jan 17, 2010


Any ideas with the campaign pop up?

Posted on Sep 07, 2008


If you have a problem i can fix it
if it says put disc in x-box 360 do what i did smash your old one it to a million picesand buy a new one

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Failing DVD unit or bad disc. Simple as that, trust me.

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My 360 is playing all the other games but not halo 3 and i had the ring of death for a minute then i tund it on agian and did the same thing the 3rd time it let me play the game and on everything it says "players failed to load content" e-mail me

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This tends to be a problem with the DVD drive. After a while they just seem to wear out. You could buy a replacement drive on E-Bay but you would need to void your warranty to replace it. If you go that route, make sure you get the EXACT brand and model, and be sure the firmware is included with the DVD drive when you purchase it. But this has also been a sign of the red ring of death. The GPU sits right under the drive, and the heatsink will send heat right to the drive. On a few I have seen like that, there were black burn marks on the drive from the heatsink. If that is the case I would send it into Microsoft(1-800-4my-xbox) if you have not voided the warranty in any way. But if you want to try it yourself, you can find lots of helpful information at Hope that helps :)

Posted on Dec 03, 2007

Umm.. put it in a 360?

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