Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Xbox360 plays dvds but wont play games what do i need to do?
This is 99% of the time caused by a bad laser. The reason is games are read at 8X speed. Dvds are always read at 1X-2.4X speeds. When the laser has to work more it fails. You can find a replacement laser on ebay for under $15. With too many video tutorials on youtube to count.
Posted on Sep 16, 2009
This is more than likely your laser that is dead or dying and its possibly a samsung or hitatchi drive, be
careful when buying a new laser because there is a lot of dodgy ones around at the minute which can damage
your machine or at the very least will be inferior and not last long.
It could also be the logic board or the drive belt too, if the logic board is faulty no matter how many lasers
you try it will do the same, the fix is to replace the logic board.
if its the drive belt well this is very easy to try and is what id try first, open your 360 tray and look
inside the 360 you should be able to see the drive belt, make sure its attached properly and then take this
out. replace it with a new one and see if this recifies your problems.
SOMETIMES if a drive belt is stretched it will not close properly and then a fault like yours will occur. its
all a matter of eliminations. Drive belts can be found on ebay.
Posted on Sep 26, 2009
Hmm did you try to mod it? If you have a bad flash or the wrong flash, your xbox will now be an expensive dvd player. The DVD player on your box has a key that is actually "married" to your motherboard. No other key will work. If this was the case, perhaps who ever flashed it still has your key, and could re flash its to the original state.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: disc errors in xbox 360
it sounds like you play it a lot you need to clean the Len's if your not very good at taking any thing a part then don't do it get your self a cleaning disk from any QD, map-land, pound land, its very cheap it might need doing 4/5 time before you play any games OK try it what do you have to lose.
Posted on Jan 04, 2008
If your Xbox 360 will not play your games this is because of the sensors on the back of the drive overheating it is not normally the laser.
Luckily you can fix this yourself and get back to your games and to do this you need the proven Xbox 360 Repair guide.
Or you can send it in and they will fix it for you the repair will take about 4 weeks.
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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