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Me again still same problem dvd discs won't read properly?

Ok i've tryed different ports, tryed using game pads instead of the remote, and tryed different games (both types of game discs and both types work!!) on the main menu it does reconise that they are dvds or videos but won't play the ruddy things!
BUT still can't get dvds to play in my xbox. am now sure it was the kids playing with the main menu but i ain't got a clue to what they've done. call me thick or whatever but i hve know idea to what my settings should be or the 1st thing about how to sort the problem out. i REALLY need HELP!!!

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Re: me again still same problem dvd discs won't read...

You are trying to play dvd's? Then you will need the remote sensor plugged in to the box before it plays movies. IT's called a xbox dvd movie playback kit. Part # x08-25387

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