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Same problem My THIRD XBOX 360 is not working- Says play DVD instead of play game disc. Calling xbox to find out how to fix.

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If you have a flashed Xbox 360 it could be that the new game has a protection called Wave3.

That protection makes the games to run as a DVD if the speed of the dvd is not 12X.

Because when you got a flashed DVD, your dvd doesn´t play games and dvds at 12X speed.

That makes that wave3 is feeling a higher or lower speed than it should be and blocking it and says Play DVD. Exactly the problem you got.

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  3. Insert the disc and see what happens.
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