Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Hi please help got xbox 360 for my sons birthday from Ebay, it will play dvds and cds but wont play games , just keeps saying put game in 360 console to play, i have now bought 4 games and all say the same thing. PLease help !!
Mocrosoft only entended the warranty on the "ring of death" issue which was hardware related to overheating. They did not extend the warranty to any other issues. DVD/CD emulators and the games emulators are handled by different software.
You can try a factory reset of the console...
Before trying this, it's highly recommend that you remove all hard drive and memory cards. Once you've removed all hard drives and memory cards, navigate to the systems tab in the main menu and select the “Initial Setup” option. Once you select the option, it will ask you if want to run the initial setup that occurred when you first started your console. Say yes and it will do its thing. When it asks for a memory card/hard drive, just decline and it should be done. You should see the default dashboard screen as confirmation that it did, in fact, rerun initial setup.
Resetting to factory defaults / resetting parental locks
This might work only with older versions of Xbox 360 dashboard.
Press the following key combination
Left Trigger, Right Trigger, X, Y, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, Up, Left Bumper, Left Bumper, X
This should give you a dialogue asking whether or not you want to reset your system to factory default settings.
If none of this works contact Microsoft and see if the console is still under warranty. If not they will repair it for usually 99.00
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
Help i need to know wy i can plY DVDS BUT NOT GAMES
Posted on Dec 13, 2009
Mine plays cds and but no games why
Posted on Dec 06, 2009
Guys have you tried downloading the games you have onto your hard drive. By doing this it does not use your Xbox 360 Lens to read the disc while you play only when starting up. This could save alot of "life" for the lens. Just a thought.
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
Try a software update from xbox live
Posted on Aug 08, 2012
I would call 1-800-4MYXBOX and tell them the problems youre having with what is a relatively new machine.
Xbox realized that the consoles were peppered with problems like this and extended the warranty from one year to three.
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
My is doing the same i put it from walmart
Posted on Dec 30, 2007
Simple you used ebay to buy a console there you go
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
Hi my name is liam, i have plm with xbox it not working it plays dvds but wont play games huh and got 3 red lights, i just want know how much for repair let me know on my e-mail is email@example.com
Posted on Apr 07, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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