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Unreadable disk now my 360 will not read any disk not even and DVD. i put in halo 3 close the drive it says reading disk then says unreadable disk what do i need to do?

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  • Cramer
    Cramer Dec 20, 2007

    im sorry not unreadable *unplayable disc

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    its say unplayable disc

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    my disc wont!



  • Studel Feb 16, 2008

    We tried many different disc and the xbox said "unplayable disc"

    How do we fix?



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