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Xbox will not read cd or games

Please help my xbox will not read my game. I was burning a cd into my xbox when it said the cd was bad and stoped working after that cd was clean and game is clean.

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Re: xbox will not read cd or games

Sounds like a problem that you would need to contact microsoft about.  This sounds like the optical drive has burned out somehow, and there is a very delicate way that it has to be repaired.  :( Sorry Man  

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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