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Unplayable Disk Error / Loud Noises

I turned on my 360 to play a game i have played countless times before with no problems. About 5 minutes into the game i hear a ridiculously loud noise, like someone threw rocks into a garbage disposal. I rush to shut off my 360, and when i turned it back on a few minutes later i get an "unplayable disk error". What is going on with my 360? Oh, and just to let you know, my warranty expired 3 weeks ago. Go figures.

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  • Rustproof Jan 30, 2008

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    i have now disassembled my 360. when i put the game disk into the unit, the hard drive makes 3 low-pitched clicking sounds, which are followed by a low humming for about 3-4 seconds.

  • Rustproof Jan 30, 2008

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    Ok, i have taken apart my CD drive, and i think i have found the root of the problem. The top holder (i don't know what it is called, but it keeps the CD/DVD from flying up while spinning) seems to be slowing the game disk down too much (the game runs fine with the top cover removed). Anyone know how to fix this? Replacement parts, cleaning, etc. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    it say clean dis but when i clean it an put it back on the it do it agin

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2008

    i was online and it just froze. i shut down started again it went straight to unplayable disk error i does;nt matter what i put in the CD drive same thing everytime now i was told to get a xbox cd drive cleaning disk, but im kinda skeachey on that idea any ideas anyone

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The best solution if you have already opened it up is to super glue the magnet spindle back into place.
Here is an example of someone doing this.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=xEGKDGPj1iw&feature=related

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I don't know how deep you want to dive into fixing this problem, but it will probably be much easier to just pay Microsoft to fix it for you. you will probably need to start off with finding an aftermarket replacement drive. Once you have that, you will have a glorified DVD player unless you can get your PC and 360 talking to each other, and access your 360's dvd settings in the bios, and get a known good unlock code for the new drive....

Are sure that you are out of warranty? I called MS recently only to find out that my warranty had been extended by about 18 months without my knowledge. Hope this helps.

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