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Xbox doesnt read disks

Hi,

my xbox powers on fine and i was playing COD4 on it last last. it suddenly said the disk was unreadable. fair enough, i thought. anyway i tried the game again but it sstill wouldnt work. ive now tried all my games but all it says its reading but then it says open tray like it doesnt recognize there is a disk in the drive.I have asked around and it say that it could be the laser which has gone. Help Needed !!

regards,

keir =]

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    That did not help

  • otters36 Jan 28, 2009

    I too have the same problem. Have found that slapping the top left corner while loading the disc helps although it doesn't always work. Would like advice as the problem is getting worse.

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Microsoft Xbox have some common problem like red lights, E74 and Disc Read Error. Microsoft is providing extended warranty for red lights problem, Means you will have to spend some money in order to get this problem repaired from Microsoft also you will have to wait for 3-4 weeks to get your Xbox back. There are many reasons disc read error can occur in your Xbox like your disc might not be clean, laser might also be dirty and many more common problem. I would suggest you to first clean out the disc, you are using. If that don't solve the problem you can also take the help of DIY guide available at Internet. I think you have got good no. of options to get your Xbox repaired, Choice is yours.


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If you have a Hard Disk Drive or Memory attached to the console, turn the console off and remove the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) unit and any attached Memory Unit (MU), then switch on your console and try the disc again. If this seems to resolve the issue, turn off your console, attach the HDD and MU again, and then delete any saved games for the game that is causing problems.
Note If it is possible to do so, save the games to a separate MU.
To find out how to remove and connect the Hard Disk Drive from your console, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
906204 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906204/) Xbox 360: How to attach or remove the Xbox 360 Hard Drive

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