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360 wont read disk

When i put a game in my 360 it says play dvd then goes to. please put disk in 360. what can i do

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  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2008

    Have the same problem! Had a warrenty with Best Buy on

    gears of War with same problem. told to send it in, came back w/ center hub cracked, said can't be fixed. Now have same proble with Helo III.

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    my game wonyt read any disk it just tells me to put disc in

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    my 360 wont play any of my games when i put them in it says unplayable disk what should i do?

  • trobjr123 Feb 26, 2008

    mine has a simmilar problem, i turn my xbox on it goes to the first microsoft screen and then just goes to the dashbord, and it says at the bottom "open tray" i open it then shut it and it says "reading"............then goes back to "open tray" some times it goes to this white screen and it says "to play a disk put one in the xbox or something and bunch of other languges to.....is it the same problem and it sometimes it works.

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008





    half the time my xbox 360 says play dvd then the other half says open tray and just dont try to read at all





  • ericnaps13 Nov 27, 2008

    same here



  • ricardo916 Dec 06, 2008

    mine reads dvd's but the stupid pice of **** does not read 360 games lol

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    same here my xbox wont read any gamess or dvds it just says to open the tray after it tries to read the disk!!

  • Anonymous May 23, 2009

    my xbox 360 was working fine now it wont read the disc...it takes me to the start menu but wont read the disc

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Mine was doing the same thing adnd i dident want to take apart my box so what i did was take two Q-tips and take one end off each one of them and i used electric tape to tape the two bald end together and if you leave your tray open just a bit you can see the lazer wet one end down with rubbing ALC clean the lense i got all kinds of red gunk off and now my cd drive works every time hope this helps

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First off, try the obvious, clean the lens with an insertable disc cleaner. If that doesn't work, you'll have to crack the case, open the drive and clean it gently with a q-tip and isopropyl alcohol. If that STILL doesn't work, then you will have to order a new drive or replacement lens. You can find them on Ebay all day long

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Microsoft Xbox have some common problem like red lights, E74 and Disc Read Error. Microsoft is providing extended warranty for red lights problem, Means you will have to spend some money in order to get this problem repaired from Microsoft also you will have to wait for 3-4 weeks to get your Xbox back. There are many disc read error can occur in your Xbox like your disc might not be clean, laser might also be dirty and many more common problem. I would suggest you to first clean out the disc that you are using. If that don't solve the problem you can also take the help of DIY guide available at Internet. I think you have got good no. of options to get your Xbox repaired, now Choice is yours.
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I have a brand new Xbox I just got today & It does the same thing!

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It only seems to be the Elite models that have this problem

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I played last at 12am and woke up at 9am and turned the 360 and the disc unreadable came up. So I did what I always do which is cleaning the disc and tray and put it back in and it still came up. So I put in another game and same problem. Then I tried a game that hasnt been opened and it still did it. I have had my xbox for 3 months and used it quite frequently, when it works its great but their is way to many screw ups with this system.

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I think microsoft screwed up. I have been to several sites and read somewhere about a time slot of 3-5 months of haveing a 360 and it end up saying unreadable or unplayable and sometimes open-tray. I have bought 2 360's within an eight month period. And both times within 3-5 months this happened. I keep buying new ones cause it costs me 150 bux to get it repaired or so I was told. 360's are great and all but so unrealiable. My nintendo 64 still works and banjo is still playable. Must we go back to game paks. Cause these discs are unreliable. Oh and all I can do is play stupid demos.

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