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The ribbon cable going to the Laser is popping up and dragging on the bottom of your discs. You must have opened the DVD drive for some reason or other to disturb the restraints to keep the ribbon cable or other wires laid down and kept away from the disc media surface.

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Did you tip the x box while it was on because if you do it will do that and xbox wont give you and compensation for the game

Posted on Dec 16, 2009

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SOURCE: ring around the disk

this is some sort of mechanical error, something is touching the disk as it spins. try cleaning with low pressure condensed air, or get an expert to look at it.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 problem with scratching disks

If your xbox is making that ring around your disc chances are you are playing your xbox standing up, if you lay the xbox down on its side this may fix the problem atleast it did for me. And as for the the midnight club freezing all the time it is still doing this on my xbox, copy the game to hard drive, and it should deffinitly limit the game from freezing, it worked for me.

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 Console: my xbox 360 game has a ring around...

Your disc was most likely laserburned. The xbox will do this if you run a disc for a long stretch, this problem may occur... To continue playing the game, you will need to obtain a good disc and install the game to your hardrive. You will then be able to play the game on your laserburned disc.

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XBox 360 does not work. Red ring around the start button.

You have what is called the "red ring of death." This was a huge problem with the 360 when they first came out. Essentially, your box overheated and died. If it is still under warranty, you can call support and tell them what the problem is and they will most likely replace it. Otherwise, it's time for a new box. Sorry

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Ring burnt on games

This is called ( over focus error) When the laser
trys to focus and there it over shoots the disks
plane of operation. Resulting in nasty little milled
rings ,also this is difficult scratch to buff out.

The cause is a communications error between the
drive and the C.P.U . the remedy is to re-flow both
chips and make sure the drives thermal transfer pads
are firmly in place .

This repair will cost about 60.00-80.00 .
so it's best to shop around for some one local

If you have any Questions feel free to ask.


Apr 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My XBOX(not a 360) won't read disks

Check to see if there are any scratches or laser burn marks on the discs. Scratches or marks on discs will render the game discs unplayable or will freeze the game and will often show a message stating “Disc Read Error”. Best remedy for starters is to clean the discs and make sure there are no scratches or marks left on the play-side of the discs.
Laser burn, looks like complete or partial circular scratches around your disc, also known as “the ring of death”. This occurs to discs when the games console has been moved whilst playing, from an upright to a horizontal position or vice versa or simply knocked against or the wires may have been just tripped upon. Discs are then impaired by a ring of laser burn, which is a circular scratch into the disc. Some home remedies may help with very light scratches on some discs but professional disc repair services is normally required to restore disc laser burn damage back to "As Good As New Condition".

For further help on Xbox & Xbox 360 disc repairs or to get discs professionally repaired, visit:

Check the More Info Section & FAQ section for more details on disc repairs.

Send your discs off to a Professional Disc Repair Service and the discs shall be sent back as good as new.

If this laser burn scenario is consistently happening to your game discs, the games console itself may require repair. You should contact Microsoft for assessment and guidelines.

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My MW2 got laser burn PLEASE HELP

Laser burn is particularly nasty so common household disc cleaners won't do the job. GAME stores usually have an industrial strength disk cleaner which only costs £3 to repair discs. There is no guarantee any amount of disc repair will work, as laser burn can be fatal on discs, but this is your best bet. To avoid laser burn, lay your console flat (not standing up) and make sure its on a level and sturdy surface. Any vibration through the console can cause the laser to over-focus, and then you'll get burn.

Feb 20, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The disk says reading then spits it out - obvioulsy not loading properly have tried game disks and film dvd says the same

The eye on the xbox could have a scratch on it or the reading part of it could be burned out even if it is new they burn out quickly i noticed that certain games damage the lens....

Dec 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 GAME! has 3 rings going around it

This is a Ring Of Death it takes around 6 months to fix.

Jul 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Ring around the disk

this is some sort of mechanical error, something is touching the disk as it spins. try cleaning with low pressure condensed air, or get an expert to look at it.

Jun 10, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Blue Ring around disk slot

your 360 might have a virus go to a game store or the shop you bought it from and see if they can help

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Rings on 360 disc

go get disk cleaned at replay. i thank u get like 5 disks cleaned for $2

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Xbox360 putting ring around disc

This happens when the disc touches the laser lens when the console is moved while the game is in it playing. You can fix this by either buying a monster clean screen cleaner or just go to your local Gamestop or Gamecrazy and have them buff your disk. It happened to me a few times, i got it buffed and everything is brand new.

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