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Won't read disc read out -- unable to play disc

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  • jtalleman May 30, 2008

    my xbox 360 says to put a 360 game in cus it cant read the disc and it started doing it to all my games im thinkn it just needs to be cleaned how do i do that

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It maybe scratched or then lens may be dirty or i can recommend to take it to a speiacl shop that fixes things.

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when i put a game in the xbox 360 it keeps on saying clean the disk whith a soft cloth

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SOURCE: 360 reads game discs but it won't play game and it says play DVD

The problem is that the laser is either dying out, is dirty, or is not getting enough power.

so try to fix it using these steps...

- first open the 360 and pull out the dvd drive and open it up too.

- clean everything out good with compressed air, and q-tips dipped in alcohol.

- now you need to adjust the power going to the laser.Sometimes you may have to try multiple settings before getting it justright. Just keep adjusting the resistance lower and lower until itworks.

- if you tried multiple settings and still get the errors, then either get a replacement drive, or a new laser for it. Click Here for how to properly install the new laser.

- if you get a replacement drive, please not that there is a key in the pcb of the drive that must match the key from the motherboard, so you must either spoof firmware with the key, or swap out the old pcb board and put it in to the new drive.

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