Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

XBox 360 Exbox will not read games. It will play cd..

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: XBox 360

I have the same problem but i just bought a brand new xbox 360 dvd rom and i get the same thing and my old drive just says unreadable disk.....and the game halo 3 is brand new..... you think it could be the motherboard? i hope not

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers
Re: XBox 360

Could be a dirty lens in the DVD unit. Try cleaning it.

The DVD uses 2 pick ups one for DVD's and a different lens for CD's
The pick up may be going bad and will need replacement

Check here for more solutions and info

Posted on Nov 09, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

2 Answers

I am trying to play fifa 11 online on my exbox 360 i need a new pass code

To receive a new pass code you will have to buy an online pass from the xbox live marketplace.

Mar 01, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

3 Answers

Xbox 360 will not read games or dvd's

Try to insert a straighten paper pin into the hole under the tray if still no go You have to open the cover and take the cd out.

Sep 01, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Will phone work for exbox live

no xbox is a machine that can play games

Dec 23, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

The xbox 360 will not read game discs or give me the option to play the game it only gives me the option to play a cd


By the problem you have described, i beleive you have a modded Xbox 360 used to play copied games, if yes you need to check what game are you playing.

If it is a latest game, then you would require a Wave 4 patch to play copied games on a modded Xbox 360, you can google on the web to find out the list of games that require wave 4 patch to run before you play the game on Xbox 360

What you need to do is first burn the Wave 4 patch on a Dual Layer DVD and load the game disc first and you would see "play CD" option, now take out the game disc and enter the Wave 4 patch disc you just burned and again you would see "play CD" option.

DO NOT PLAY the CD, just take it out again and re-insert your copied game CD in your Xbox 360 and you should be good to go.


Feb 27, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Exbox 360 wont read my game help!!

You need to either clean the laser and try again, and if that doesn't help you need to replace the laser. Sometimes it's just that hair or fibers get in the dvd drive motor and it won't spin. Try unplugging it and plugging it back in and try it, it just might work.

Feb 16, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Why does my xbox say my games are dvds

Are you using copied CD's of Xbox games, Original Xbox 360 would read such copied game discs as normal DVD's and would show a message as "Play DVD"

To play such games it requires the Xbox 360 DVD drive to be flashed, which is called as a Softmod, if you do so you would be banned for playing on Xbox Live and such act is prohibited since it accounts to game piracy

Dec 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Exbox 360 wont update


Aug 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Exbox 360

You can check out the informative blog post at
This post describes the E74 error with one red light problem.

hope it helps...

Jan 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

XBOX 360 Console

Your issue is likely a dirty lens. First step, try a DVD lens cleaner, if not, you may have to take the drive apart to manually swab the lens with some rubbing alcohol.

Nov 07, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

3 Answers

Put this in an xbox 360 console

Did you try using a cd lens cleaner in the XBox 360 dvd drive? Check the cds that they are not scratched, and you could have your son try the discs in another XBox 360.

Nov 06, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Logo

176 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Martin Murray

Level 3 Expert

1614 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides