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Xbox 360 doesn't read dvd'd

My xbox 2=360 doesn't read most of the dvd'd be it game or any other. I connected it to xbox live and it upgraded the s/w . can that be a issue. It reads few dvd but not all. It worked gr8 for first few months . and then after upgrading the s/w, its not working now says open tray with most of the dvd's.

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Re: xbox 360 doesn't read dvd'd

Dvd drive is getting weak you can try to clean it

or replace

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