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Discs not working

It started last night with a weird buring noise while i was playing halo 3 and then the next morning i went to play but the disc drive kept on opening an closing by itself, it stopped but now all games are unreadable plz help

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    when i insert a game it will make this horrible scratching noise and will play once in a hundred times if i'm lucky, but it will play dvd movies instantly and no noise at all only on the games it will do this, please help clueless at this point

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Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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I had the same problem, was playing assassins creed and was 15 min into the game when i heard the burrrrrr sound like some vibrations, but the game kept playing and i turned it off right away. didnt start up the box until christmas day i got guitar hero, tried to start it up in front of family and got the same results as you did opening and closing and not able to read any disk. found out that warrenty was out got desparate and even thought of a switch a roo with a refundable new one.
anyways found the problem! theres a magnet that sits on the disk spinner that came off and was not able to grasp game right. just found out now and glued it back in place and now waiting for it to dry, yeah i was like hell yeah problem solved. the tricky part is taking it apart, go to ; http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/repairs.htm

click on xbox repairs, then disassemble tutorail. didnt use the tool they told me to use well any ways good luck.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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