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DVD MAKES LOTS OF NOISE AND DOESN'T ALWAYS READ DISC. HAVE ALREADY CLEANED LASER, STILL HAVE PROBLEMS

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If the console is 3 years old , It's more likely the laser
is weak /dead , I have yet to find a dirty laser lens because
of the high RPM of the drive dust gets swept to the side.

If you are abel and determined . laser for the xbox 360
are cheap 20.00-30.00 from many source's , And there are
lots of video on how to install them .

Or you could take it to a shop and have them
swap it out for around 80.00-90.00

If you have any questions , just comment and ill respond.

Rob

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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Did you clean the disk??????

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