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My xbox doesnt play games

I put in a games and it comes up with the message 'to play this disc put it into a xbox 360 console' it plays some dvds when it wants to.Can you help as im am getting really really annoyed!

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  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    The tray will open but when i put a disk on the tray and close it, it says unplayable disk

  • 2shay Dec 02, 2007

    i cant play my old xbox games in my 360.

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    games wont play but dvds will

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    I am having the same problem

  • Anonymous Sep 05, 2008

    cleaning the disk with my shirt



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What i did to mine and seemed to help alot. Was take off hard drive and blow in the top. Because off error mesage i figured it to be a dirty lens and if you blow in the front the piece that spins the disk is in the way. So again take hard drive out and blow towards the back side of the xbox look for the holes in the metal under the plastic for best results i seen a ton off dust blow out the back so watch you eyez

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Hi there try this put some washin up cleaner ot the disc rub it in lighty then wash of with luck warm water and dry switch on 360 open draw place game on tray then scroll down list on tv till u reach close tray should load up then let me know how u get on thanks david

Posted on Dec 02, 2007


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