Question about Microsoft Xbox Console

1 Answer

My darn disks are having problems

Hi, i'm here to say that my xbox disk is saying it's either dirty or damaged. i need all ways how to clean it without getting a disk-cleaner, so please, send me the list on how to clean them thanks

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 33 Answers

The only recommended safe way is to use a disk cleaner or take it to a place that cleans disks professionally, you can google ways to clean disks. But I would recommend the purchase of a disk cleaner or taking it somewhere to get it cleaned.

Some stores like Electronic Boutique may have a disk cleaning service, check with local gaming stores in your area to see if that is available.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When you put a game or dvd in it says open tray. blew it out with a little air. cds and dvds are all clean so that should not be an issue


Did the Xbox fall over when a disk was spinning? This could be damage to the lazer reader of your discs? I would see if you can buy one of those lazer cleaners which is a disk you put in to clean the lazer if it is dirty. If the actual lazer reader is damaged you would need to call microsoft to see if you are under warranty.

Rylan

Dec 13, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

4 Answers

Xbox is not reading any discs, says open tray


Open tray error is common, even more so on Samsung drives.

To fix this you usually really need to open your xbox360 so you can get to the disk drive so you can open it for a self serice. BUT first try to fix it with a laser cleaning kit, they dont cost much to purchase and you can get them from most electronic shops and also ebay.

If a cleaning kit did work then the problem may be your tracks, the disk spin head or the belt that moves the tray.

Once you have your xbox360 opened (lots of good video guides on youtube on how to open the xbox360) you will have to open your disk drive.

When its open, clean the left and right tracks, they can get gummed up with dust, and even tar if the unit is from a smokers home, when the tracks are dirty, it can stop the tray going in all the way then games dont play. Also if the spin head is dirty (the plate the disk sits on to spin the disk) then it does not grip the disk fully and thus does not spin at full speed, giving you read error. Finally the belt inside the drive can be removed and can be boiled in water for a minute or to, this cleans it and brings it back to its original shape, this helps the belt regain lost grip and can also fix this error your having, but belt problems are more for samsung drives.

You should use rubbing alcohol to clean the internal comonents of your drive without causing any damage, you could even clean the laser yourself using a high quality kitchen roll sheet or micro fiber cloth, with rubbing alcohol and gently pass it over the lens to clean it. Once you have done all this, close everthing back up and see if the problem is gone.

If your still having problems then chances are you need a new laser for your drive.

The following youtube video may help you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GLS1dndQLU

Let me know if you need more help.

Jan 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

EA sports nhl/o9 says disc is dirty game is brand new /second one


when this happens you will need to buy a cleaning disk from staples. when you have the disk, insert it in the x-box. when you've done that play track number two. this process will adjust the eye so that the brushes on the disk will wipe the dirt or ather stuff from thy eye.

Feb 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

My xbox 360 elite keeps bringing up an error saying that the disk is unreadable.The disk is in very good condition except for the Call of Duty 4 game that got scratched inside the xbox.I would like to know...


Hi,
If you had a disk, that actually got scratched inside the xbox.
This would have been damaged by it, contacting the laser head.
it seems as if the damage has actually been done to the laser head. Rather than purchase a new laser, it,s more practical to purchase a replacement Drive. Which you can,t just swap over due to the embedded key. However i do have a way of resolving this, without Flashing or hacking the drive.
If you wan,t to know how. feel free to mail me.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Jul 18, 2008 | Video Game Consoles

1 Answer

Xbox 360


make sure ur eye thing under the disk tray that reads the disk is not dirty or damaged. also make sure ur lazer lenz is also clean. try going to xbox.com for more solutions cause i have same problem

Jul 02, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

The 360 says unplayable disc


#1: The "eye" under the disk tray that reads the disk might be dirty or damaged.
#2: the lazer lenze might also b damaged.
#3:if none of these work then call up microsoft and send ur 360 in and get it fixed

I also had the same problem as u. All my disks were unplayable.

Jun 30, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

4 Answers

How to clean an xbox disk


The best way is to use a damp cloth and work from middle of disk and gently push to the outside. that is the way stated by most disc retailers. if that doesn't work you can buy a disc cleaning machine that uses solvents.

Feb 14, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox Console

1 Answer

Xbox 360 unplayable disks


What you have to do, is clean the "eye" the thing under the disk tray that reads the game, you probabley got that dirty or damaged somehow. Try spraying compressed air into the open disk tray to get any quick dust off. if that does not work then try finding other ways to clean it or call 1-800-4my-xbox and have microsoft check out the system to see whats wrong with it

Jan 15, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

PS2 GTA: San Andreas Disk Problems


this shows that your cd is already damaged, the scratches might have hit the critical part. you said that some other cd's of yours have also scratches these are presumably minor scratches. its better if you purchase anew one. a damaged cd with deep scratches can damage the lense of your cd rom if you continously use this it would soon permanently damaged the lens

Dec 02, 2007 | Video Game Consoles

2 Answers

My xbox won't read my discs


i take it, you have tried a lens cleaner (disc) failing that it seem like dvd head is out of alignment (maybe) your last option is to replace the dvd drive good luck anon

Dec 29, 2006 | Microsoft Xbox Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox Console Logo

Related Topics:

44 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...