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I am getting a ring around my games and it's causing them to not work. why is this happening

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DON'T PLAY ANYMORE GAMES this is cause by the disc reader being to close to the disc and burning it it costs about £2.50 $5, it can be caused by moving the console while it is turned on. To try and fix this change the position E.G if it is horizontal change it to vertical and vice versa

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