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This normally is not the DVD drive being faulty, rather the receptos on the back of the DVD drive overheating.

If you can stop the heat build up on the DVD drive you can get back to your games.

You can do this by either sending it back to Microsoft or fixing it yourself with a good Xbox 360 Repair Guide

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YOu will need the dvd drive replaced. We are a listed repair service on this site.
www.videogamerepairservice.com

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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you may need to clean the laser lens, get a dvd cleaner and try that, let me know if that doesn't work

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Though i fixed the Disc Read Error myself within an hour but please test the below method at your OWN Risk. Please also note that microsoft is no longer providing Extended warranty for E74Error.

Check out this DIY Video Guide,that explains step by step instructions to fix Disc Read Error yourself within an hour. It also provides the money back guarantee in case you are not satisfied. As i fixed my Xbox myself so i thought to share it with you guys.


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sounds like your Disc Drive has taken a **** I have had the same issue and I had to open it up to make the drive start to spin again

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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

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Try using a disc cleaning unit on this if that does not work the drive will need to be replaced around $75 bucks these people at www.videogamerepair.com will do the work for you if you do not know how.\

Thanks I hope this information was Very Helpful

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Is your xbox360 having trouble reading disc? In this guide I will provide some common solutions to help you fix your disc read issues.

1)Remove any memory devices or usb flash drives.
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3)Try removing your Xbox hard drive and then play a disc. Turn off the console. Locate the hard drive on the top of your system(depending on how you have it positioned). Press the release button on the hard drive.

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If your system can read disc without the hard drive attached then you may need to replace the drive.

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If after the above steps you are still having trouble. You may want to contact Microsoft Xbox live support to have your system serviced. You can find the support information in the link below,
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