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Disc errors in xbox 360

The xbox360 will play some games and reads dvds ok, but wont read games that are "played more" than others

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Re: disc errors in xbox 360

It sounds like you play it a lot you need to clean the Len's if your not very good at taking any thing a part then don't do it get your self a cleaning disk from any QD, map-land, pound land, its very cheap it might need doing 4/5 time before you play any games OK try it what do you have to lose.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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How to resolve Xbox 360 disc read errors. Xbox will not play disc.

Is your xbox360 having trouble reading disc? In this guide I will provide some common solutions to help you fix your disc read issues.

1)Remove any memory devices or usb flash drives.
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XBox360 won't play games

Well I just recently purchased an XBOX 360 about a month ago form gamestation(used). It was giving me disc read errors every time iplayed it, but i opened it up and cleaned my TOSHIBA drive and wiped everything down with a cotton bud, and then lubed up all of the parts which needed to be.

and that fixed my problem

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have you tried cleaning your Disc.

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