Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
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
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
YOu will need the dvd drive replaced. We are a listed repair service on this site.
Posted on Sep 29, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Xbox 360 wont read disc
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
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.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
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
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
SOURCE: 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:
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
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
SOURCE: xbox 360 does not read discs
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
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
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