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Xbox reads game as DVD

Hi! When I put an Xbox game into the console, it reads it as a DVD. Any suggestions?

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  • wolfmanjackX Dec 02, 2008

    When I put in a game like Darkness for example it takes a million years (sarcasm) to read and then it says 'Play DVD' and sometimes it just says 'Open Tray'.

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    i have this problem too, are there any other solutions?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2009

    i got the same problem and i turn my xbox on and it says play DVD and its COD WAW so idk wat is wrong must be the laser.....=(

  • copelandcody May 25, 2009

    my xbox is reading everything as dvds and i have 2 other dvd drives that work perfectly fine in other xboxs but not mine so there must be an internal problem besides the drive. Can anyone help?

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When this happens this means that your laser lens is going bad. You can order a new lens off of Ebay and replace it or order a new DVD drive of the same model and replace the circuit board with the one in your current drive. The reason you need to replace the board if you order a new drive instead of just a laser lens is because the firmware of the DVD drive is mated to the motherboard. You can not just replace the whole drive and get it to work.

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Check the Torque on the Disk motor. Had the same problem and i had to tweak them a little .

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Cuse games are dvds ? not cds

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Does it happen with all your games or just one and which game

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Reads games as DVD


Does it happen with all your games or just one and which game

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Xbox 360 game reads as DVD


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Get A New DVD drive.
I,d suggest That Your Laser is,nt kicking up the required Voltage To read The dual-Layers ?
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Bad Cdrom/dvd
The laser going bad is a pretty common issue with the drives, since it's a Hitachi that spindle motor could be all gunked up with dirt as well and cause that issue also.
if ya have a Hitachi, if it's a Samsung it could just be the laser.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/xbox_dvd_repair.htm

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