Hello there, when i first bought my x-box 360 console it occured to me that something was wrong as when i went to play a game it would now and again come up with "to play this disc you must forst put it in a x-box 360 console" i thought to myself what does it think its in? now when i try to switch on my x-box 360 it gives me a flashing red light around the power button and doesn't even boot up or show on the screen, i am at my tither about this and i would be delghted if you could help figure out how to fix this or find a solution to it
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the problem is that your console has a different region lock.
Games bought in europe or japan, won't run on an usa console, and opposite.
So in order to play, you have to buy only american (ntsc) games.
That might be something related to your Xbox 360 console itself or the disc you are trying to play on, so first have a look on the Xbox 360 game disc itself and check whether there is any kind of scratches or flaws on it.
If you find a scratch or a flaw on the disc that seems to be the reason and just to check it you can put any other game in your Xbox 360 console and try it once more, if the other game is working fine that definitely assures that it's a fault with the game disc & check on the scratched discs page on our web site for more information about the reason for this issue to occur.
In case there is no scratch or a flaw on the game disc try the following steps: 1- With no discs in the disc tray, go to the System section on the dashboard. 2- Select Console Settings. 3- Select Start Up. 4- Make sure it is set to Disc not dashboard. If it is set to dashboard, select Disc and try the game again. It should work. If is already set to disc or you tried setting it to Disc and still not working try the following steps: 1. Just clean the disc & put it back in your Xbox 360 console and see whether it's going to work again or not. 2. If it's still not working try also another discs to know whether it's an issue with the actual Xbox 360 console then or not. 3. If the other discs work fine you can try it then without the hard drive because it might also be something related to the hard drive. 4. If it is still not working so this game disc would be for sure faulty and you have the right to exchange it from the retailer you bought it from as it's not scratched.
In all cases if other game discs are giving you the same error message "To play this disc, put it in an Xbox 360 console" you need then to contact Xbox 360 customer support to send your console to get repaired or exchanged.
Could be either really, you are using the component cables that came with the console correct? The lines look identical on both screens? If so then you are on the right track but I would lean towards the xbox360 being the culprit. I would bring your 360 into a local video game store and nicely ask them if they could hook it up to one of their TVs (they have them to test consoles people trade in), with their component cables and see if they have the problem as well. If they do you know it's the xbox and not the cables, if they don't then it sounds like you have a cable problem.
go to the settings menu and if you dont see region right away go to system settings. It will either say region or locale, depending on if you have the new xbox experience or not. if you never had xbox live on it and you bought it new you have the old version.
You may not see a problem, but when I got a Wii the month it came out, there were small problems. I didn't notice them until I played Super Mario Galaxy. The game froze at the obserbatory. Then I tried Twilight Princess. When I transformed into a wolf, the game froze. When playing Elebits, my sister found an error on level 6. The game slowed down. Soon it got so bad that the only game I could play was Sonic and The Secret Rings. Then I decided it was time to get a new Wii. The system had hidden problems. The new Wii had no problems. As a matter of fact, as I type this, my sister is on Wii Internet Channal watching Youtube videos! Get a new X-Box 360 before the problem is so bad you cannot get your games out of the console.
I have the basic 360 that came with nothing. Um this actually did happen with me a few times when I first bought the game. Exept my problem was a little different. 30 or so minutes into playing the game it would come over the side the game was unreadable or dirty. I had just bought the thing from wal-mart so I knew it was neighter. I just went out and bought one from game stop. Game stop seems like the best place to buy games anymore.