Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
This can be caused by a dirty laser in the drive. Try cleaning the laser with a q-tip and alcohol. If this does not fix the problem, the laser may need to be replaced. Contact Microsoft and see if the unit is still under warranty.
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Xbox reads game as DVD
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.
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
Your laser either needs to be cleaned or is going bad. I have seen this many times before. Try taking the drive apart and cleaning the laser aperture with 91% alcohol and a cotton swab (carefully). If that doesn't work then you need to replace the laser (or get a new drive).
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
SOURCE: xbox only reads dvd not games
The laser lens might be dirty. You can clean it off with a cd /dvd lens cleaning kit or you can "carefully" clean it off with alcohol and a q-tip. If you use a q-tip make sure it's not saturated with alcohol, you only need a little.
If this is the same console that had the rrod problem, also check to make sure the SATA cable is seated properly.
If you still have the problem after cleaning the lens, you'll need to get a new drive. Before you run out and buy a new one, check to see which manufacturer made your current drive and note the model number.
As mentioned already, the new dvd drive will need the same dvd key as the old one. The easiest way to do this is to take the circuit board from the old drive and swap it with the board in the new drive.
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
This means the DVD key went bad. If you flashed your firmware or have a jtag, this is an easy fix, but otherwise I would check craigslist or call Microsoft
Posted on Aug 04, 2010
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