Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
This sounds like you have a faulty DVD drive and can be repaired for free from microsoft providing your console is still under warranty, please use the link below to register for a repair
Posted on Feb 01, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I would call 1-800-4MYXBOX and tell them the problems youre having with what is a relatively new machine.
Xbox realized that the consoles were peppered with problems like this and extended the warranty from one year to three.
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
This is more than likely your laser that is dead and its possibly a samsung or hitatchi drive, be careful when
buying a new laser because there is a lot of dodgy ones around at the minute which can damage your machine or
at the very least will be inferior and not last long.
its very possible it could also be your logic board which is a controller that controlls your dvd drive and laser etc. if this is faulty (and im betting its a samsung) then you might have to replace. you can pick these up for swap with the one on your drive for around £10 and can be effective but i would also checj the drive belt and make sure that is tight and working ok and tha laser too.
if your 360 reads dvd's but not games it may be repairable but if it wont read anything then your better off replacing the laser. strip down the console and strip the dvd drive, take out the laser and look underneath it, it will have a code such as HD57 or something else, note that down. Visit ebay and search for the laser with the same code, buy it, fit it in and make sure you de-solder the static blob of solder before using it (search the net about this or ask the seller) and then try your machine again :)
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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SOURCE: my xbox 360 keep sayin play dvd
the x clamp fix is for heat issues...this is a dvd drive issue...you may need to replace your dvd drive...but you cant just swap them out...you have to transfer your original PCB board from your broken drive to the new drive or it WILL NOT WORK....the dvd drive and motherboard are paired by a key...the keys for both have to be the same...you need to find out which drive you have...the BenQ is a pain unless you know how to flash the drive to get the key and transfer it to the new one...otherwise it means a soldering iron and some tiny little wires and some patience...there are tutorials and changing dvd drives...just google it
Posted on May 21, 2010
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