Question about Microsoft Xbox Console
My xbox keep sayong it cant read disks !!!! i even put a new CD in there!! i'm going crazy .....( i think the **** is up to this) what should i do!!!!!!!!!!
If your xbox wont read the disc, it just says open tray, there is a very simple solution i discovered. You dont need to do anything complicated or fancy, simply make sure everytime you turn your xbox off the disc is out. Turn your xbox on without a disc in, let it get to your profile screen, then put the disc in. Works every time.
Posted on Apr 14, 2010
The unit needs to have the laser reader lens cleaned but DONT use regular rubbing alcohol.
Get pure stuff....the rubbing type leaves a glare on glass and plastic lenses.
Also ,the chrome rails that the laser moves along need to be cleaned and lubed with liquid silicone.
This method clears read problems most of the time.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
I would just like to say that these other solutions are an obvious money making scheme and unnecessary. Not only are they telling people it's okay to pull apart their Xbox 360 (It's clearly not), but they're advertising products people would have to go buy in order to fix their problem.
Well there is a better solution that was posted here 5 months ago. So I will post it again to let more people know.
Simply make sure when you turn your console on or off that there is no disc inside.
Turn it on without a disc.
Load your profile.
Put a disc in and get ready to play.
When you're done take your disc out and then turn off the console.
It's just that simple.
Give it a try.
See for yourself.
Posted on Sep 14, 2010
I had the same problem wouldn't read game disc but would read dvds. the error message i got was insert an xbox game to play when there was an xbox game in, also i when i closed the tray it would say reading then say open tray. I managed to fix mine.
Please be aware you will have to open up your xbox and in doing so will viod your xbox so please check if you still have it under garuntee first!!
HOW I FIXED THE PROBLEM
first i opened up the xbox and took the dvd drive out.
Then i opened up the dvd drive and replaced the laser for a new 1, but still didnt work, so the next thing i tried was putting the old laser back in and lubricating the 2 bars that the laser runs along ( i used vasleen) any lubrication will work. Time to test it, bingo worked striaght away everytime, no problems since, I think the fualt it that the lubrication on the bars wear off and the laser gets stuck. Give it a tried and let me know how you get on
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
i have seen on youtube how to clean your lazer with a cotton bud.
you have to open your xbox and find the lense the VERY carfuly wipe the lense with the cotton but.
when u have finnished put a dis in and put the little weight on the disk and try to boot it up it should work.
if it dont then u will need to get a new drive (laser) i got a psare and repair xbox and changed them over
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
I spoke with Microsoft about this issue and they offered me the solution.
You will need to access the storage device or devices from the Console Settings. When you have the device (eg: Flash Memory, Hard Drive, etc) You will need to access the device system files by pressing Y.
Once in the drives system files, you will need to clear the cache for this/these device/devices 3 times. Once the cache has been cleared, power down the unit and unplug the following:
Wait 5 minutes and plug these back again. The device should be able to read disks on boot-up. You will also notice a slight improvement in performance as well. =)
Posted on Oct 07, 2012
1. Replace the laser inside the CD Drive.
2. Replace the CD Drive.
3. Get some rubbing alcohol and some q-tips. Wet the q-tip with rubbing alcohol and start cleaning the laser eye with the q-tip. Put a tincy-wincey bit of pressure on the lens but not too much when cleaning it. Then clean up the excess rubbing alcohol with a dry q-tip. Then put the CD Drive and the Xbox back together.
Posted on Feb 22, 2008
Can someone help...my original Xbox wasn't reading games so well so I put a laser lens cleaning disc with the small thristles inside it after acting kinda funnny it read the disc and was cleaned...but after that it only reads CD's and DVD's when I insert games it has no reaction it reads it but nothing happens...so I cleaned the lens myself, again I inserted a game and nothing happened maybe since I inserted the lens cleaner it's like it's stuck on CD's and DVD's please someone tell me how to recalibrate it to read my games again
Posted on Jan 09, 2013
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