I turn my x box on just fine, but then when i put the cd in there, it says: To play this disc, put it in an x box 360 console, when it was already in it. So i don't really know what to do, and i tried other discs to see if it was the disc, but it wasn't the disc... so is my x box 360 messed up?
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Did you try to flash the X-BOX drive with the j-tag exploit, if yes then it must have not run successfully , if you have not dont do it as it will just ruin your console if you donot know what you are doing. Try using a Cd-Lens cleaner as your DVD-Lens might be dirty and could be a cause. Does the disk spin when it is inserted into the drive ?
Clear your system cacheIf your Xbox 360 console can't play multiple game discs, try clearing your system cache. Here's how:
On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
Highlight any storage device, and then press Y on your controller.
Select Clear System Cache.
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Note If Clear System Cache is not available, follow the steps in Clearing the System Cache
Try to play a game disc.
Disconnect memory units or USB flash drives
Turn off your console.
Unplug any memory units or USB flash drives attached to your console.
1. Make sure you REMOVE any discs from your XBOX' tray. 3. Turn on the console again, either by using the controller or the POWER button (NOT the EJECT button) and WAIT for the initial XBOX setup. ... This fixes the OPEN TRAY error 100 % of the time on my XBOX 360. XBOX 360 cd rom is not reading discs Google Search
That might be something related to your Xbox 360 console itself or the disc you are trying to play on, so first have a look on the Xbox 360 game disc itself and check whether there is any kind of scratches or flaws on it.
If you find a scratch or a flaw on the disc that seems to be the reason and just to check it you can put any other game in your Xbox 360 console and try it once more, if the other game is working fine that definitely assures that it's a fault with the game disc & check on the scratched discs page on our web site for more information about the reason for this issue to occur.
In case there is no scratch or a flaw on the game disc try the following steps: 1- With no discs in the disc tray, go to the System section on the dashboard. 2- Select Console Settings. 3- Select Start Up. 4- Make sure it is set to Disc not dashboard. If it is set to dashboard, select Disc and try the game again. It should work. If is already set to disc or you tried setting it to Disc and still not working try the following steps: 1. Just clean the disc & put it back in your Xbox 360 console and see whether it's going to work again or not. 2. If it's still not working try also another discs to know whether it's an issue with the actual Xbox 360 console then or not. 3. If the other discs work fine you can try it then without the hard drive because it might also be something related to the hard drive. 4. If it is still not working so this game disc would be for sure faulty and you have the right to exchange it from the retailer you bought it from as it's not scratched.
In all cases if other game discs are giving you the same error message "To play this disc, put it in an Xbox 360 console" you need then to contact Xbox 360 customer support to send your console to get repaired or exchanged.