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360 game reading problem

Our 360 will refuse to read a 360 game or demo disc most times, but if you put in a regular xbox game, dvd, or audio disc it fires right up! Is this at all related to the 3 lights or is all with the drive?

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Re: 360 game reading problem

Ive got the problem to on some games eg. assassins creed just bought it, it keeps saying read disc error its not the disc its the xbox itself im gunna try and take it bk now.
p.s.the problem is with the memory unit on top.

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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X box 360 elite will not read any disc. It keeps saying open trey how would can that be fixed?

The Xbox Disk Drive, which you put the games and whatnot into have a tendency to wear out and in essence, refuse to spin properly meaning the game is not being read and is mistaken for a DVD disk, so when the console realises it isn't, it doesn't know what to do.

There isn't much you can do about this. The easiest thing would be to get it repaired, or you could try your own hand at it. You can find 360 HDD's on ebay for example, or you can keep trying the disk multiple times before it starts working.

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Disc is inserted but game does not acknowledge or read disc

there are two major ways to which this can arise.
the first being that it could be coming from the disc in the sense that your xbox 360 might be a pal game and then you are trying to use a ntsc disc on it. to find out more about this, you can look in the front cover of your demo disc that came with the console and see if it is the same region(ntsc or pal) as the disc you are tying to play.
also, it could be that your disc is probably scratched or hitched beyond what the console can read.

secondly, your console might have a faulty disc drive and as a result cannot recognize the disc. here is what you do, try to play an ordinary mp3 or DVD disc on it and see if that works then you can confirm where the fault is coming from. on the other hand, you can also obtain your demo disc and test it and then if it refuses to work, you would know that the fault is coming from the drive.
after cross-checking and knowing the source of the problem, you can then send it to a repairer or if you can fix it at home yourself with parts bought online or at a shop. get back to me if you require more information.

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My xbox 360 wont read disc any games at all just keeps saing open tray but will play demo,s

try to clean your laser eye with a dvd cleaner disc. If that doesnt work, you have a bad disc drive.

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Xbox 360 - Please put disc into an xbox 360 console to play

Try getting a disc drive cleaner. (Maxwell). is and example retailer.

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I put the disc in and it keeps saying open tray


The Console is not able To read The Disk.
First Try A DVD Movie ?
Then A Music/Audio CD ?
If it reads either Or Both Of These, the Dual-Layer Laser Has Failed, Which powers up with increase To read Dual-Layer ( X-Box 360 Games ) A New Or Replacement DVD Drive, Will Be Required.

Mike @ Compurepair.

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Disc Reader not reading disc

You can try to Clean with dvd cleaning kits...if doesn´t work..the only way fix is to disassemble the 360 and force the dvd laser adjusting the micro pot...located under the laser unit..But you will loose warranty and I think that the best way is to send your game console to microsoft...what hurts is that $140,00 you can buy 02 or even 03 xbox drives on ebay. Choose the best way! Good Luck!

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hey problem is the drive key on your dvddrive doesn't match the new m/board you put in...??
you need to get the drive key off the new m/boards original drive and flash it tot your driv.... each m/board has a matching key on there dvd drive.

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My xbox 360 wont play discs - keeps repeating open tray, I can play demos and xbox live but not discs or movies, any tips?? Thanks!

I just found a post on this and it worked for me. My warranty is past. So I took matters in my own hands. I took it apart which was fairly simple cleaned the lens and surrounding areas but it didn't work. But this is what I found out its not reading the disk because the disk isn't spinning. With the box apart and drive open I put it back in the system and turned on the power I noticed the drive would spin slowly I then while the disk was trying to load I spun the disk by hand to help it along and wala it started spinning I powered down put it back together and as of 10:45 2night my gaming nightmare is over. I hope this was helpful. Good luck all!!

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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.

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