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Does not play the game disc but playes cd and dvd

It come up with the black and white writeing saying only 360 games

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This is more than likely your laser that is dead and its possibly a samsung or hitatchi drive, be careful when buying a new laser because there is a lot of dodgy ones around at the minute which can damage your machine or at the very least will be inferior and not last long.



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