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Unreadable disc I put my Halo 3 disc in the console and it started making a sort of deep clicking sound and then it said my disc was unreadablei tried it with all of my games and it said the same thing

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  • Yosagy Nov 17, 2007

    have a new xbox 360 after playing halo 3 on line for weeks ,all the suden it stoped reading dics .And I have the same noise "like the disc is spining in short bursts.

  • Tadster Nov 17, 2007

    I as well have the same problem, when it first started happening, I heard a loud, sharp, scratching sound, I thought my game was being scratched so I opened up the tray, checked the disk, and put it back in. When I started it up again it did it a few more times, then stopped reading disks entirely, all the response I get is a grinding noise when openning or closing the tray and a few beeps, and all of my disks are in perfect condition, new problem maybe? I have tried the troubleshooting handbook for the dust problem, removing the hardrive, trying an Xbox and 360 game, dvd and music cd, unplugging it, etc.

  • Tkone22 Nov 22, 2007

    my disk dont read either.. just happened the other dayy i left the xbox on. went out for 4 hrs came back and the game was still on. took the game out tried playing a new 1 i just bought and it wudnt even read it.. no error message or anything.. really sucks..

    what do i do?

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    Same problem, everything was fine until yesterday:

    1- grinding noise 2- can't read the disc can't use error message.

    What's wrong?

  • gods son Nov 24, 2007

    i tried to play my call of duty 4 modern warfare and it say it was a unreadable disc

  • qwerty0987 Nov 25, 2007

    same w/ Call of Duty 4

  • mmraines01 Nov 26, 2007

    same here...played halo 3 for weeks. all of a sudden, it starts grinding and won't read any of my game discs. It will still read the dvds that I put in though...called microsoft...they want 100 dollars to fix it...

  • iwanthalo Dec 04, 2007

    i have the same problem i looked inside my console and there was gooey stuff by the disc reader i think the xbox overheats and melts the disc reading device

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2007

    same clicky noise its sucks wont read anything

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2008

    While playing Halo 3 my Xbox360 started making loud noises so I turned the console off real fast. I unplugged it and plugged it back in and none of my games work. It has to be the xbox, is there anything I can do.

  • myke1 May 18, 2008

    I put my call of duty 4 disc in the console and it started making a sort of deep clicking sound and then it said my disc was unreadable
    i tried it with all of my games and it said the same thing



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I sent my Xbox in and had it back in 2weeks .Was supprized that thay fixed it in time for christmas.I seems to be a comon problem,try not to void your warrenty.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007


Buy a playstation

Posted on Dec 22, 2007

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Take harddrive off then turn on then off then put hardrive on then try to play

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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Call 1-800-4MY-XBOX

if your warrenty isnt up theyll fix it for u. ALL you have to do is send in ur system and wait 2-4 weeks until they send it backk.. then it should workk

sucks but its worth it... they also send u a months XBOX LIVE gold membership because thats how long ur not gonna be able to playy

this is prolly the only thing that wud workkk..

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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If you sign out and back in under another profile, then you can switch profiles during the game

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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I had the error happen also, I just popped the game out, turned off the console then put the game back in. Seemed to work fine.

Posted on Nov 26, 2007

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