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360 drive only reads dvds, not xbox 360 games, just says put in an xbox 360 console.

My xbox 360 will only play dvds, any xbox 360 games i put in it, it just says "to play disk, put in an xbox 360 console." i just purchased a brand new drive and this is what it says.

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  • jaxjack Mar 01, 2008

    Hi thank's that makes sense but how do you "flash the drive" ???

  • jaxjack Mar 02, 2008

    A tip I received was to "Flash the new drive" I do not know how to do this but it made sense, so for a quick fix what I did was change the circut board from my old drive on to my new drive, (its just a few ribbin cables to do this not even one screw) thus my xbox 360 now sees a drive that it is all ready programed for,,, and it works great...

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    My Xbox 360 will not play my Xbox 360 games, but it will play one of my old Xbox games and DVD's what can I do to fix it?

  • wegner Mar 02, 2008

    My Xbox 360 will not play my Xbox 360 games, but will play one of my old Xbox games and DVD's. What can Ido to fix it?

  • wegner Mar 02, 2008

    how do i flash my xbox 360 drive

  • shitty xbox Jun 24, 2008

    i replaced my disc drive my circut board doesnt work its not the eject button its the circut board its dead now what do i do i cant flash it its dead thats unfair how am i supposed to flash it i know how to i just cant cus the board is dead. help me cus right now im thinking about going to a ps3


  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    plays dvds and cds but doesnt play xbox 360 games just says to play this game put it in an xbox 360 console

  • kona kid Aug 09, 2008

    when ever i put a disk into my 360 it says reading then says open tray



    iv tried to clean the laser and console cleaning disks but nothing works

  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    my xbox360 shows ''to play this game put it in an xbox360 console''.i have been told to flash the console,i don't even know what flashing is and where it can be done.I need help?

  • mdraft Sep 22, 2008

    my xbox reads my games as dvds half the time and say please put in a xbox360 game and i dont know y if anybody can help please let me know thank you

  • biobezil13 Oct 26, 2008

    yeah man i'm having the same problem is it something that I did or is it the game or just the console?

  • THExxx C Dec 06, 2008

    ya same thing i was sraping my old console to fik my second one and everything works great but it wont play 360 games only dvds its bs

  • samholme Apr 06, 2009

    when doesnt load a game it says put in a xbox 360 but i have done but wierdly it plays dvds fine!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    It won't let me install gta v

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    brought a new game and xbox 360 will not read it

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You need to flash the drive with the old drive's key; otherwise the your xbox motherboard will not allow that drive to access the gameplay engine and will not allow you to play games.

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

  • mary-ann Aug 10, 2013

    where do you find the old drive key for the old one?

  • mary-ann Aug 10, 2013

    *new one

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Flash the drive is to take off all your cloths in front of it real quick and put then back on, no really ,kidding aside, all flashing is a you get the new firm ware ,most people know it as an software update,but its a software update that you really don't see its, meant for the hardware itself,like in a pc its the instructions for the chip set.AND NO dummy its not 100 page long book,god only knows where you came up with that??

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How do i flash drive

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I just changed the disc drive in my son't xbox 360. now it says put in dvd. it will play a dvd but not a game. someone said something about flashing it but i know nothing about this. Someone please help. This mom is frustrated. If the drive needs flashed, can someone tell me how? thanks

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Flashing is a 100 page step book its really complicated and if you arent a computer junkie your head will exploudddd

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