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The xbox leeps saying play dvd when i put a game

The xbox keeps saying play dvd when i put a game in there how can i fix it

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This could mean your laser is on its way out, but it could also mean it
needs cleaning. the best way to clean is to strip the machine down. strip
the dvd drive down and get a cotton earbud.
spit on the earbud and very gently wipe the laser eye clockwise but dont
press on too hard, very gently.

also get a clean paintbrush and give the drive casings a good clean.

this might help. there is also something else you can try and thats
something called asjusting the 'pots', this is a bit complicated for
anyone not used to the process but i do have a guide if you want to have
a go yourself. what this does is adjust the laser power so its a full
again just like it was when you first bought it. (thats the easy
explanation).

regards

linda

xboxrepairkit

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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