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Does my 360 have a disc drive issue?

My disc drive is wobbly. It shakes around a bit if i move it and it feels loose, also...

My 360 seems to be lagging like crazy. For example, when I play Fallout 3, the game lags like crazy. One second it will play normally, then the next it will take 5 seconds to work slightly, and it lags for a few seconds, then works well for a second or two, and repeats. I also hear a noise where it seems like the game is being read, then stops being read, then starts again, and stops, like it may be dying. Also, it seems to take longer to get mandatory updates and sometimes freezes while trying, and games have froze, especially when I press the guide button in the middle of the controller.

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  • Jonathan Soules May 11, 2010

    first off... have you gotten the rrod? (red rings of death) because if not, then it may be your graphics card acting up while you play. I doubt it's your disc drive that is messing up your game. does your game disc get scratched at all when you take it out? like with little circular scratches? if you do have a problem with your disc drive I'd recommend sending it in to microsoft to fix it, cuz disc drives can be quite touchy....

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The lag you're experiencing most likely isn't the result of any physical abnormality, but rather you're network. How many people in your household share the same network? The more people on a network, the slower it will run. (I've actually experience this first hand) You might have too much people sharing your network for your game to run smoothly. Try to go on hours that everyone is not on. As for the repeated starts and stops, during game play, don't stress that. Its normal.

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SOURCE: Do I have a disc reading issue?

try to clea the Disk that you are using then try also to insert other disk that is working to check if the problem is the disk itself. Only then if the result is the same then the problem would be either the Player hardware or the Support software maybe its corructed or not compatible to the disk you want to insert. Then if the hardware has a problem contact the PS3 repairshop in your place. But if the support software has the problem then you can update it or reinstall your software support in your PS3.
Hope it helps your problem.  If you need more assistance just conatc me or reply to this post.  Thanks you

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