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The Xbox will not read/start a game... I place the game on the tray... close the tray.. makes a scratchy noise.. it's says Reading... it's says open tray

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This maybe the game disk slipping inside the
drive due to a lose clamping of the disk between the
hub and the spindle motor . try a dvd if it plays
then you more than likely have a weak laser .
this is the cause of read errors 90% of the time.

Laser are cheap 20.00 30.00 and not hard to install
yourself if you want to save some money / time.

or you can have a shop swap it out for you
for about 70.00-80.00

if you have any questions or concerns feel free to ask me.

Rob

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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