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My console is beginning to suck

My 360 randomly refuses to read 360 discs...shows the notice to play it in a 360 plays music cd's and dvd's no discs are kept in good will even show the notice on new discs..i have to keep ejecting til it decides to read it....please advise ....gingerrambo

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Re: my console is beginning to suck

Install a new dvd drive.

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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Re: my console is beginning to suck

You can buy a disk cleaning set or you can take a damp cloth and wash the back of the disk, also make sure your console is sitting so that the disc insert is sitting horizontal

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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