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Hello i fixed a xbox 360 and tried playing a game and everything was ok but it says play dvd and it will not let me play a game but only dvd have any idea?

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This is a drive fault,have you put the power and sata cables back in the drive upside down? turn then around and test again.The laser may just be dirty,carefully clean with some alchol and a q tip.Are you using the original drive for that console? if not you may have the wrong drive installed. Did you drop or bang the drive when it was removed, the laser could have become mis aligned, there are plenty of guides on youtube if you want to have a go at a fix yourself at re aligning.
Remember thumbs up if this helps.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks alot im goin to look now but no it wasnt the orginal drive i dont think..you have any other suggestions to make the drive work in the xbox 360?"

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    damonumber5 Feb 14, 2010

    If you swop drives, you have to change the drive key from your old drive to your new one, this is just removing a small circuit board out of the drive, if its a samsung or hitatchi this is easy, if its a benq you need a soldering iron and a steady hand, comment back if you need assistance with this.

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