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Xbox doesnt read any disks

I turned my xbox on one day and i put my disk in and it will not read the disks it just says open disk tray over and over agen what do i do ????

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Similar problem here. Worked fine last night. This morning...every disc put in gets you a "unplayable" response. Does play DVDs though. Weird. Called xbox and they are sending us a box for repair. This is the second time sending it in. We had the ring of death crap before and had to send it in. It was in repair when Halo 3 came out. My son was having fits not being able to play it.

xbox is not on the top of my list as being a good, reliable gaming system.

Posted on Jan 12, 2008

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