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My xbox won't read discs

I put a game in the xbox and it won't read it. it will say reading for a moment, then go back to the open tray thing. i took the cables of the xbox and gently shook it. could this be the magnet thing inside rattling around?

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Here's a link to a site that gives a lot of details about how to repair the DVD drive on your Xbox. Sometimes all it takes is to clean the dust off the lens and mirror. This site offers a tutorial on how to do that. However, before you take your Xbox apart and void any warranty I recommend you go to http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/default.aspx. This is the Microsoft support web site. You can determine if your Xbox is still under warranty. If it is I recommend having Microsoft do the repair. http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/xbox_dvd_repair.htm

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

  • gdcroft Jun 14, 2009

    Here's the specific link to the warranty page.http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nx...

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