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Xbox 360 will not play dvd's or games

Red light at on off button comes on after awhile. won't play anything

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Re: xbox 360 will not play dvd's or games

Which red light there is four?

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My 360 will play movies all day long, but when I put a game in it plays for approximately 3 minutes and shuts off. The lights on the left side of the power button flash red. What is the deal?

When only 1 of the 4 green lights that are located around the start button flashes red and the screen flashes an error code number, it means that you've got the Xbox 360 1 red light message.

If you get the Xbox 360 1 red light message, it means that the problem is either with the DVD drive, or with the hard drive.

Fortunately, the Xbox 360 1 red light message is not something that you should worry about. In order to identify which of the two drives the Xbox 360 1 red light messages is referring to, just look the code number that the screen displays. DVD drive errors are identified with the codes E64, E65 and E66, whereas hard drive errors are identified with codes E67, E69 and E79.

once you have found out if its the hard drive or the dvd drive then this is the part that needs replacing.
you will either need to get someone to do it for you or if you have some idea what you are doing then it is something you can do yourself, always check to see if you have any warranty left and if you do take it back if not then you will need to pay someone to do the work for you.

if you are doing it yourself then take it from me its not easy taking the case off let alone changing the parts so if you are going to do it yourself use google and fine an xbox 360 repair guide and this will then give you step by step instructions on taking the case off and removing any parts you need to remove

Sep 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 was on top of my TV aswell as my DVD player help!!


It is possible that something happened to the AC Adapter. If you have a friend that has an AC Adapter then you can try his to see if it works. Note it possible for something to be wrong with the system its self but it look fine.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions


May 30, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 - Please put disc into an xbox 360 console to play

Try getting a disc drive cleaner. (Maxwell). is and example retailer.

May 24, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 plays DVDs but not games.

i had the same problem sounds like your lazer or a chance the dvd rom is not paird to *********** board

Sep 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Does not recognize anything in DVD drive. Game or CD, nothing. No error messages. Fan is not running.

hi well first of all most xbox 360 come wid an extended waranty mine had 6 years due to the dreaded 3 red lights of death bst option is go to xb0x web site follow the instructions to register you console then phone the help line theyll arange to pick up the console an repair it to me sound like the mother boards nt wrking certain components ie fan rom drive hope this helps...

May 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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XBOX 360 - Games will not play -

a red light appears instead of green

Jul 13, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox shuts off

It may actually be that your power box has failed or died. If so than you cant do anything really.Sorry.

Feb 10, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Three red blinking lights

This means your 360 has had a hardware failure. If you have purchased your XBOX 360 within the last 3 years you will still have free warranty on it. Call XBOX customer support and they will help you with replacing/repairing your Xbox 360. 1-800-4MY-XBOX. (1-800-469-9269)

Hope this helps :)

Feb 09, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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