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Xbox is not reading my games

When I put in my disc a sign pops up and says this disc is unreadable and unrecognized ans that we need to restart the console . . . I did and didn't work can you help me???

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  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2007

    Same issue, says disc unrecognizable disc any help appreciated.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    when i put in a 360 game it says please putin a xbox 360 game

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    My xbox plays dvds and only the ones it seems to like. it refuses to read most of my games, oblivion being one of them. it sucks i kinda wish i could trade it in for a ps3. Thanks microsoft, you stupid pricks. American enginering at its best. f*ck you guys

  • Anonymous Aug 03, 2008

    call of duty 4....... says unrecognized disk please clean with soft cloth amd restart console dosent work can anyone help,btw all of my other games work except cod 4!!!1 ANNOYING

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    I've got this same unplayable disc problem and the disk isn't spinning, howver i'm only 15 and don't have the mechanical expertise to dissassemble the drive and try to fix it manually.

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    Unrecognizable Disc error on Call of Duty 4 for Xbox 360... what do I do?

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    mine does the same i will get somepaste an wipe

  • kyleau54 Nov 04, 2008

    i just bought nba live 09 put it in and was fine looked at rosters and traded ai to pistons bc the update didnt do then startd playing pure online 4 a hour now nba live 09 wont make it to the title screen without poping up unreadable disk plz clean with soft cloth and restart console

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    my xbox 360 isnt reading the games

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    my xbox doesnt play perfectly fine games sometimes, it says disc read error when the disc is brand new.

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    1. its says... reading after that it says open tray i dont know what to do its probalby laser

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    My XBOx

  • zazz1505 Dec 21, 2008

    My xbox 360 is saying disc is unreadable also. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    my xbox plays my old dirty madden 08 and call of duty 2 but any other game it says open tray or disc read error

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    my xbox 360 wont read the discs it just says open tray

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    my games are fine but my xbox wont read them

  • oliveryaffe Jan 30, 2009

    i keep putting my fifa 09 disc in and it comes up to the area where you have to click start and it suddenly says unrecogniseable disc and every time i try it does this and its quite new and not scratched

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    hello, i would like to ask you why on my xbox 360 i try to play on call of duty 4 but when i get to click on multiplayer it says disc unreadable.

    my disc has a few scrathes on it so this might be the case.


  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    it will not read my disk and says that it is unreadiable

    it has a scratch all the way across the cd what should i do

  • triplezach Apr 28, 2009

    when i click on multiplayer for call of duty 4

    the disk says that it is unreadable

    i can also play single player but when i click on multiplayer, the disk quits

    the disk has little scratches but none that would mess it up this bad

  • wowgold May 11, 2010

    Find my answer in this thread to solve this problem very easy...all the best.. :)

  • sdaku May 11, 2010

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This is wht i do some ttymes i spray a little polish onto my disk like mr sheen or pledge and rub it with a cloth this canfill i n the sctratches and make it work better

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My son's came with the same problem. I opened the casing and then the dvd drive (you tube videos did help) to realized that the dvd was not spinning. i used a connton swab and deposited a little rubbing alcool onto the center of the spinning hub waited a bit and then did the same thing with a bit of silicon lubrican. (something that will not dry up sticking. jig-a-loo worked for me) powered the unit with a blank dvd to ensure that any liquid would not damage my disk. the disk started spinning after a few try. Put back my original and boxed it... et wala

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Mine was doing the same thing, I got the same message when it was standing up. As soon as i put it down flat it worked. Or if that doesn't work get a laser cleaner, the laser might be dirty if its an old system.


Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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Can anyone help me? Mine only sometimes doesnt read it. And I got black ops cleaned because it had the perfect circle. Can anyone help?

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Microsoft Xbox have some common problem like red lights, E74 and Disc Read Error. Microsoft is providing extended warranty for red lights problem, Means you will have to spend some money in order to get this problem repaired from Microsoft also you will have to wait for 3-4 weeks to get your Xbox back. There are many reasons disc read error can occur in your Xbox like your disc might not be clean, laser might also be dirty and many more common problem. I would suggest you to first clean out the disc, you are using. If that don't solve the problem you can also take the help of DIY guide available at Internet. I think you have got good no. of options to get your Xbox repaired, Choice is yours.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

Mine is did the same thing, its a problem with the disc drive and needs to either be replaced or get a new console. It is a common problem.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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