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Unreadable discs xbox 360

Sometimes when i insert a disc (saints row and gears of war)it goes to a screen that says ' to play this disc put it in a xbox 360 console' then it says the same thing in a bunch of other langauges, its extremely fustratin as i enjoy these games quite a bit and theres nothing actually wrong with the  discs

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Sending my xbox 360 to be repaired by was great for me. Not only was my Xbox360 repaired, it was also shipped back to me quickly and is working great.

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Re: Unreadable discs xbox 360

Most likely a DVD drive problem. Call 1-800-4my-xbox and they should take care of it for you...especially if the console is fairly new.

Hope that helps,

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

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I had the same problem but i sent it in. They said it was the eye reader error. Or the thing that reads the disc. Try buying a brand new game and try playing it. Alot of times when i have disc read errors i put the disc in where the xbox 360 part at the top goes in facing the xbox. Try that to see if it helps.

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Have you tried clearing the cache?

  • Go to the Xbox Dashboard, select the System Blade, and select Memory.
  • Highlight the HD symbol and press Y.
  • Press X, X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X, X.

  • Note: Game saves, user profiles, demos, videos, music will not deleted during the process - But all game/console updates and error logs will be deleted.


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