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Plds dvd for xbox360 no longer reads disc, do i need a new laser or complete drive? Please advise cost etc. regards Shaun

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Hi buddy I am providing a link below. Please go through this.
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/909819

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Depends Shaun, sometimes the laser needs tweaking, and this can be done with a multimeter. You would be better off either taking it to a repair facility in your are that repairs them or call m$ and ask them how much to repair it. sometimes i find it is just easier to call microsoft their number is
1-800-4my-xbox

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http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

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1.Bad disc. Check the back of your disc for scratches. If it looks good (or plays fine in another console), then the disc is probably fine. Also-- try more than 1 game to be sure.

2. Bad laser. The XBox 360 has a DVD drive very similar to a PC's DVD drive inside. The drive contains a bunch of parts including a few motors and gears and a laser.The laser is the part that actually reads the disc. The reality is...with all the hours and hours of game play, lasers do eventually wear out. The laser isn't very easy to replace, but it is replaceable. You can find any and all XBox 360 lasers at the following website:

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http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

3.BadDVD Drive. Sometimes other components inside of the DVD drive can becomebad such as the motor that spins the disk, the motors that open thetray, etc, etc. You can get a new DVD drive to just replace everything,including the laser, in one shot but there is a catch. The XBOX 360'sDVD drive is tied to the motherboard using a software lock.The easiestway to overcome this lock is to buy the exact same manufacture DVD drivethat is in your system now, remove the circuit board from the old DVDdrive (which contains the software key) and transfer the circuit boardinto the new DVD drive that you purchase. If you do this simpleprocedure, there is no flashing involved. The following website carriesDVD drives and also provides instructions on swapping the circuit boardfrom the old drive into the new one.

XBox 360 parts: http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

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http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

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http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

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XBox 360 parts: http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

DVD Drive Swap Info: http://store.richspsxparts.com/imnooninxb36.html

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Listen to your dvd drive to see if it spins up or not when you put the disk in. If it does spin normally then you will be need a replacement laser.

If it does not spin correctly. The motor is stuck, sometimes if you open out the tray and stick something into the drive and give it a spin it will free the drive.

Check out this link if you have the Hitachi dvd in your xbox360

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