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Games read as DVD

I have the same problem. It will take some games a long while to load as it keeps seeing it as a DVD movie and says I must put this disk in a XBOX360. If it does start playing the game it might play , if your lucky a couple of hours, but mostly play's for 10 minutes and then freezes the game. Need to reload game and this can take up to 20 attempts. Only on Fable2 and Saints Row 2. Most other games will load straight away and I can't think it's the size of the game as F E A R 2 loads and plays no problem. Please help as I've already sold a game I really liked and thought it was a problem on the game.

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Ive found its just a dirty lens the best way if you can is open the console and dvd drive and clean the lens by hand its simpler than it sounds if that dont work it needs a new lens and now you have opened the console and drive its easy to replace. hope this helps dont be intimidated by opening the console its not hard just make sure you have a torq 10 screwdriver

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