I put in a disc and its like theresw no disc in there
With discs in really good conditions it works fine.
on discs with a light to moderate surface marks it sometimes says theres no disc but on these occasions it takes a while to read and sometimes nearly starts the game but doesnt quite manage it. it like it knows theres a disc there but it cant read it and says Open Tray. like theres no disc.
And on discs with a fair amount of those tiny little surface scratch marks that your discs just seem to pick up from no where it can hardly ever, if at all, read the disc.
I dont know whats going on as I take meticulous care of all my discs, i am nearly obsessed with protecting them from scratches. All thats on the surface of the disc is them tiny little marks you cant prevent - the ones that have absolutely no effect on the disc.
I am 99% certain it is the console as i took the game basically never works to my mates and put it in his console - Worked first time every time, absolutely perfect.
What is going on? How do i fix this? I bought the console about 11 months ago in mid-late August so if i have to send it away under warranty please tell me as i must do it A.S.A.P!!!
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Re: I put in a disc and its like theresw no disc in there
Wel first you should try cleaning the lens or the eye that reads the disc becouse if that has dust or anything on it it will find it really hard to read a disc with little or no scratches on it,once you've try'd this,wipe the disc a cloth or piece of tissue,if you are still having the same problem well then i recommend that you do ring microsoft and see what they can do
hope this helps GD.
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Different players have different focal ranges, or just different optics. Some discs are right at the edge of being playable in a certain player because of their tolerances (like, thickness to the recorded surface from the outer surface that affects the focal range required). With normal wear and tear, these discs will become unplayable sooner in a player in which they're marginal than in players in which they have a good range of focus.
That being said, do any discs play in that problem unit? I assume they do, but if not, it could be the playback laser diode.
But if they're not playing because that player doesn't have as good detection or focal range as the other players there's nothing really you can do about it. You can try polishing the discs but it may be a lost cause.
What does the lower surface look like? Does it have a lot of scratches or is it perfect? Many times the condition of the optical surface of the disc can affect the results you have. The disc is scratched can be polished. Burned disc only have about 70% of the output that a pressed disc has so sometimes you need to burn a new one.
ALL DVD laser units eventually fail. This is due to the optical construction of the unit and it does not matter how little use it has had. The laser unit has a light emitting laser diode which is mounted horizontally. This then requires a mirror to reflect the light up to the disk. The surface of the disk will not be in exactly the correct place all the time so a moveable lens is used to focus the laser beam on the disk surface. The reflected light has to get back down and is again reflected to the pick-up point. Due to the requirement for the lens to move, most of the parts are not sealed, so over a period of time, fine dust particles (and anything else which may be in the air such as oil from cooking, nicotine from smoking etc.) will settle on the optical parts and reduce the light level. The top surface of the lens can be cleaned, which helped last time, but the lens is also exposed on the underside and this cannot be reached, nor can the mirrors or the surfaces of the laser diode and pick-up. So eventually, the unit will accumulate too much surface dirt and will not be able to be fixed.
CD players are least affected because the laser beam is not required to be very tightly focused. DVD lasers are about seven times more finely focused than CD and so will fail quicker. Blue Ray is about five times narrower than DVD and so is even more susceptible.
try another cd wont play if too scratched or dirty. handle disc by edge, dont touch the surface of disc no matter how lightly you hold it, you will leave contaminants that cloud the surface. if none ever work try them in a house cd player still no joy, then discs aare no good, if they work in home player then car cd died, time for new one. heck who uses cd any more? its a hassle to change them (only 16 songs!), hassle to replace lost daamaged or stolen(borrowed by friends), skip or scratches, get a radio with usb reader/player or SD card reader, can be had for under $60 , an 8gb SD card for $25 (4,000 songs<do you even KNOW the names of that many songs?) PLus, without a cd slot the thieves should leave your radio alone, thinking its just a normal am/fm radio. goto www.dealextreme.com for great deals and FREE SHIPPING.
Check to see if there are any scratches on the disc. Scratches or marks on discs will render game discs unplayable or will freeze the game and will often show a message stating “Disc Read Error” or something to that effect. Best remedy for starters, is to clean the discs and make sure there are no scratches or marks left on the play-side of the discs. Most Game Discs, DVD’s and CD’s can be fixed quite easily. Some home remedies may help with very light scratches on some of these discs but a professional disc repair service is usually required to repair any discs with more than very light marks or scratches. Discs can normally be repaired back to a virtually new condition.
Check the “More Info” & “FAQ” Sections for further details on disc repairs and related matters. If you tried some home remedies and they have not worked, try sending the disc off for repair. Contact the site above for advice on repair and shipping. Hope this Helps!!!
This is a common problem with certain CDROM and DVDROM drives. The laser is calibrated to work in most conditions but when presented with an off color surface it cannot get through. Only advice I can give is to use only silver bottomed discs.
I doubt it altho I really don't know. I've put over 6000 shots through my 300 and finalized in all kinds of conditions - including bumpy roads, trams, and airplanes. I've never experienced what you described, although twice in severely bumpy conditions I had one pic on each disk with half its pixels corrupted. Sounds like there is something severely wrong. To test it you can try not finalizing and look at the pics through your USB connection.