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360 problem.. Hiya ive just read your post and i have a similar prob... My 360 will play dvds/cds fine all singing and dancing as normal but when i put a 360 game in it say pls put this disk in a 360 etc.. This is recent as it has been working fine for 2 odd years anyway.. Any help would be muchly appreciated,, I cannot send it back due to doing a case mod and fan mod a year ago... Pls feel free to email me any links etc and thanks alot mischiefmakers@hotmail.co.uk

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Well, it seems your dvd drive isnt working properly.

First Id suggest cleaning it with something similiar to this:
http://www.amazon.com/Intec-G8215-Xbox-Lens-Cleaning/dp/B00006DY1L

If that doesnt help after a few trys.

You would need to replace your drive, but before you replace it make sure it really doesnt work.

Replaceing the drive is not a simple task but before replaceing the whole drive you might want to try this for example:
http://www.mod-chip.com/en/xbox_360_laser_lenses.php

also have a look around here http://www.mod-chip.com/

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