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In me xbox 360 the disk spins but doesnt read, and my friend says its a problem with the laser can you help me?

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The laser is the dvd drive. Its wearing out. You can fix it by have the xbox horizontal withOUT the disk in it, and lifting it up a couple inches and dropping it onto a surface. The xbox is very tough, and doing this will shake the dvd drive back into the position it couldn't move into before. Good luck!

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You can try cleaning the laser lens with a q-tip and alcohol

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Any solutions ? >> my Xbox is reading the games as DVD Film ...?


Without opening your console up eject the disk tray and blow in it to remove any dust on the laser lens.
If that doesnt work, then im afraid you would need to open up console, and open up the disk drive and clean laser with some rubbing achol.
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Nov 20, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 tray will work but wont read any discs .discs are spinning but wont play keeps comming open tray


Ok 90% of the time your console gives you the open tray icon when it tries spinning clean disks is because the laser has gotten to weak to read them. Your options are buy a new dvd drive or pot tweaking the laser which is relatively easy if you are not afraid to go hands on with electronics.
here is a good video on the tools you will need to open your xbox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7V4NotgA
Now first i would try cleaning it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7V4NotgA
if that doesnt work I would recommend pot tweaking and here is a tutorial for that http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/topic/93454-how-to-pot-tweak-xbox-360-dvd-drives/
honestly if you do not know much about electronics I would recommend just buying a new xbox dvd drive for like 20 bux off of ebay. But you will still have to open the xbox to figure out what drive you have and to actually swap it

Jul 25, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My XBOX 360 Disc Drive is not reading any game discs. I seek a solution to solve this problem. Please help me as early as possible.


If it spins then says open disk tray try this: Xbox settings>memory>(anything:hardrive memory unit etc. just highlight one)>press y>clear system cache>press ok on confirmation.
Now if it still doesnt read discs ... sorry but you have to get the laser replaced. its jacked up and not really that possible to fix

Jul 25, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 laser doesnt read any games (works on cd's and dvd's) and I want to trade the laser from my old xbox to the drive on the new one. Will this work? And if so how would I go about doing it? Any...


u check with whther your disk drive is spinning after u insert the cd if its sppining no problem if not u try cleaning with the lens cleaner or a tissue..still u hav problem then u remove the motor of the drive and replace with the old one.u can also see this site to solve it..

Dec 13, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Disk tray is not spinning


The way to fix this is to open the disk tray and blow inside for about thirty seconds getting the dust out of the way of the laser also blow across the disc tray and the surface of the disk. Then keep closing and opening the tray and it will start to read hopefully. if this does not work go out and buy a disc cleaner. it looks like a disc with sponges on it and when you insert it into the console it cleans the inside for you. Sources: i am going through it right now internet my personal experience

Apr 08, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Hey my xbox wont read my games but will still read my dvds and cds with out a prob also my xbox has started scratcging my games as well any one know what to do.


You have two unrelated issue's. First the lasers weak and unable
to increase to sufficient brightness to read duel layer disk ( GAMES)
The laser will need to be replaced. second ,if your getting ring type
scratches then the drive is doing what's called over focus . pushing
the lens assembly in to the disk as it's spinning.

Recommendation is to have the whole drive replaced and swap
out the P.C. board to the new drive.

if the disk is still spinning when the tray open causing scratches
then there is a communication error from the C.P.U. to the drive
this will require you to have the C.P.U. re-flowed to remedy
this problem.

If you need more info ask


Rob

Dec 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 not reading discs


This is going to be a bit long -- but very detailed, so please read it carefully. There are several reasons that an xbox 360 system will have problem reading discs. The error messages also vary from unreadable disk, no message at all but the game skips, "please insert disc in a 360 console" to "open tray." There are a few reasons this may happen:

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 gameplay, 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:

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

3. Bad DVD Drive. Sometimes other components inside of the DVD drive can become bad such as the motor that spins the disk, the motors that open the tray, 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's DVD drive is tied to the motherboard using a software lock. The easiest way to overcome this lock is to buy the exact same manufacture DVD drive that is in your system now, remove the circuit board from the old DVD drive (which contains the software key) and transfer the circuit board into the new DVD drive that you purchase. If you do this simple procedure, there is no flashing involved. The following website carries DVD drives and also provides instructions on swapping the circuit board from the old drive into the new one.

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

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

Nov 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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What do u do if u x box 360 wont read discs it says reading and then open tray


Hello my friend, Regarding this matter, my recommendation is first try to clean your xbox 360 using cleaner disk. In that way, you can be sure that if next time you insert a disk it surely read unless the disk laser reader is the problem. Then try to insert Disk in your xbox 360 but if it works then try another disk if new disk is better and if you try this step 3 - 4 times then try to contact your supplier or the store that supply's your xbox then ask support or ship it back to them. Also you can find technician to fix your problem but i recommend shipping back the unit to the supplier for futher check up and if the unit is really the problem then they can replaced it.  Hope this matter helps your problem.  If you need more assistance just reply to this post.
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Jun 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Disk tray stops spinning disks


You need a new laser. Thats the only fix

May 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 rproblems


The motor in the dvd drive isn't spinning properly and the disk doesn't end up spinning so the laser cannot read the disk making the console believe there isn't a disk in there. So what you can do is open the console and then the dvd drive (Voids Your Warranty) and clean the motor with rubbing alcohol and some qtips or send it to MS and have it fixed.
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