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Message "To play game put game in xbox 360 console"

I bought my son the xbox 360 from a pawn shop 45 days ago and of course the warranty was only for 30 days. When he puts a game disc in to play it says it is reading and then screen goes white and a message in several differnet lanuages say.."To play game put game in XBOX 360 console" What is the problem and how can I fix it. I already took the console apart and blew can air at the lens.

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  • homefry_19 Jun 19, 2008

    Well, I've been having the exact same problems with my 360. This is the 3rd one I've owned and I've had to get the previous two repaired because of the same reason. Only this time, Microsoft says they won't replace this one for free, it's going to cost $100 for the repair fee. That is such BS, why should I pay them money to fix something that I already paid for that should work fine in the first place anyway??? This pisses me off to no end, and I really hope someone can figure out a way of fixing this cheaper and without having to go through Microsoft.

  • datgood Aug 13, 2008

    i just bought madden 09 and when i tried to play it,it gave me a message that said "to play this disk, put in a xbox 360 console." how do i fix it or what do i need to fix it?

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    put in xbox 360!! its such bs!

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    When the game stops and start watching videos its quiet



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Pick up in the DVD is bad or weak and will need replacing.
Or replace the whole DVD unit.

Make sure the disks are clean and not too scratched up

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The dvd drive prolly needs to be replaced. ive had this issue plenty of time before and it sometimes turned out to be the cd its self. the console might not be able to read the cd becuase of some kind of damage, try a dif 360 game.

if that dont work open up the cd and look on the dvd drive there will me a model number of a dvd drive. go to or and find a place that sells brand new or used but working dvd drive and purchase it and add it to the console. this will fix the issue of any reading cd problems.

make sure you purchase the correct dvd drive model

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The solution to fix this error is to do the following you have to flash your dvd rom either to a new updated firmware or back to its original firmware

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