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Original XBOX will not read games or DVDS

I have an original XBOX and all of a sudden it won't read any games or DVD's. I have taken the console apart and cleaned out the inside and wiped off the laser eye but it did not help.

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Original xbox??..

meaning the black one???

or the xbox 360..

if its original xbox, send it for a replacement already

if its 360,
does it say reading and just goes back to open tray??

-check the time and date settings on the console, even the time zone
-check if there is any corrupted file on the hard drive
-try to load a disc without the harddrive,if this works you need to perform system maintainance on the xbox

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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