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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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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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... of course... .wrapping your 360 in a towel (known as the "towel trick" will harm your xbox more... and i'm not taking responsibility for what happens to you or your xbox) might not be the best idea.... but it may just get you a free repair =)

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