Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
When i put a game in it says play dvd and i start it and it says put in an xbox 360 to play this disc.
Why you replaced the dvd drive i do not know, The problem is if you have installed a non microsoft xbox dvd driver it will not work! If your original dvd driver is broken as to why you have replaced it, contact microsoft or your local games shop for another xbox 360 or drive. You can also by a addon driver, you can see it here
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
This happens when your 360 starts to break ...like a simptom of flu or a cold, you should see about sending it away
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The problem is that the laser is either dying out, is dirty, or is not getting enough power.
so try to fix it using these steps...
- first open the 360 and pull out the dvd drive and open it up too.
- clean everything out good with compressed air, and q-tips dipped in alcohol.
- now you need to adjust the power going to the laser.Sometimes you may have to try multiple settings before getting it justright. Just keep adjusting the resistance lower and lower until itworks.
- if you tried multiple settings and still get the errors, then either get a replacement drive, or a new laser for it. Click Here for how to properly install the new laser.
- if you get a replacement drive, please not that there is a key in the pcb of the drive that must match the key from the motherboard, so you must either spoof firmware with the key, or swap out the old pcb board and put it in to the new drive.
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Posted on Mar 06, 2009
This is a pretty common problem in the 360 and sometimes it will act a little crazy with errors like "please put into a 360 console", or it thinks games are dvds and just says "play dvd" after putting a game in. This is usually caused from the laser which is either dying out not getting enough power. You can either fix it yourself which will void the warranty, or send it in to get fixed which will cost around $100 for a new drive.
first open up the dvd drive and clean it good, including the laser. Then try the dvd drive POT Tweak
if you decide to get a new laser, then click here for instructions on how to install it properlly.
If you don't want to get a new laser or do the pot tweak, you can get a replacement drive on ebay or somewhere. It must match the key stored on the motherboard, so you would need to taked the pcb board out of the old drive and put it into the new one for the keys to match.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
Your laser either needs to be cleaned or is going bad. I have seen this many times before. Try taking the drive apart and cleaning the laser aperture with 91% alcohol and a cotton swab (carefully). If that doesn't work then you need to replace the laser (or get a new drive).
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
If the console has never been opened to change the dvd drive then eather your laser lens or one of the 2 motors in the drive needs to be changed. 90% of the time its the laser lens. You cant just use any laser for the xbox 360. There are 3 different drives. Toshiba, BenQ, Samsung, so you have to see what drive model you have before you try to order one yourself. I repair these often with 99% success.
Posted on Jan 24, 2010
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