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My xbox 360 plays games as dvds!?

My xbox plays games as dvds!? i put in a DvD and it works just like always but when i put in a game (all my games) its says its a DvD? why is this and how do i fix it? if there is a way to fix it at home plz tell ^_^ ! P.S i have NO red rings.

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I doubt you put all your games :). your XBOX 360 is probably hacked to play homebrew games. that happens when usually a new protection is enabled on newer games, every several months new protection is issued to restrict piracy. the only thing is to get it hacked with a newer DVD-ROM security override.

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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    I got kung fu panda 2 for my kids and put it in my xbox 360 and it told me to put it in an xbox 360

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You have to hack it or flash it

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I put Cd of Xbox360 game...It gives me a message"To Play this disc put it in Xbox 360 console". Please tell me what I do to play game having such meassege.. regards..!


1. all the disc are not region free , games from microsoft are region free, which means u can play in any kind xbox 360

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