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Cant get my xbox360 to play xbox games

Wont play xbox games

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    cant play xbox on xbox360

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    it wont let me play any games it just shows open tray but nothing else and it will never work

  • baztate Dec 27, 2007

    same problem,also will play music cd`s but games come up with screen saying `put xbox 360cd in`

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    360 says i need a download to play xbox games

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    won't play xbox games saya to download

  • baker2202 Feb 07, 2008

    It will not play games. It keeps saying Play DVD where the name of the game would show up on your Dashboard. How do I fix this problem?

  • rutland71 Feb 08, 2008

    Help please, my son done a game swap with a friend. He swapped Stranglehold for Halo 3 and it played at first but now the system wont play anything, it just keeps coming up put game into a xbox 360 console, yet it is a xbox 360 console. it also keeps coming up in come sort of other language like chinese below this. But it still plays dvd's etc. Can anyone please advise as I am totally confused as if the laser had gone i would of thought it wouldn't read anything. Any help greatly appreciated. Tracey

  • oneillam Jan 25, 2009

    I put in a xbox 360 game and the dashboard reads play DVD instead of play game. when I select it says to play the game I must put it in an xbox 360 console. ummm duh! it's in an xbox 360! f-u microsoft! :Z can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    it just says play dvd


  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009




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This is a pretty easy one to fix if you aren't too scared to open the 360 up, otherwise you will have to send to Microsoft.

The problem is that the laser is either dying out, is dirty, or is not getting enough power.

so try to fix it using these steps...

- first open the 360 and pull out the dvd drive and open it up too.

- clean everything out good with compressed air, and q-tips dipped in alcohol.

- now you need to adjust the power going to the laser. Sometimes you may have to try multiple settings before getting it just right. Just keep adjusting the resistance lower and lower until it works.

- if you tried multiple settings and still get the errors, then either get a replacement drive, or a new laser for it. Click Here for how to properly install the new laser.

hope this helps ; )

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Any error codes explain what happens?

Posted on Dec 17, 2007


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First make sure you can hear the disc spinning. If it is not spinng you will need a new disc drive. IF under warranty it will be free. If not it will cost a little but i know a good site with great prices.

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SOURCE: This disc unreadable in xbox360

if u have the elite u can go to memory press Y enter this code XX Lb RB XX go to yes now delete any original xboxs games and corrupted

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SOURCE: my xbox360 wont let me play my xbox game and i

If you mean original Xbox games, some are not supported, although most are, if you mean 360 games, clean the disk. Not sure.

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