Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
If oyu have had it for a long time or its old the laser on the DVD drives eventually burn out from too much use. The games require a more precise laser to read it while DVDs are easier to read.
If you have a original xbox game try that. If it works it must be the laser.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: xbox 360 doesn't read any discs
Don't know if I'm telling you something you already know buddy , but the Xbox360 user manual specifically says "Do NOT use a CD laser cleaning disk" I had a problem with my 360 see post "disk read errors" (still unsolved) I ended up buying a new 360 but then took my old one apart and tryed cleaning lenz with cotton bud and tricloroethane - to no avail
Posted on Jun 16, 2007
Your laser either needs to be cleaned or is going bad. I have seen this many times before. Try taking the drive apart and cleaning the laser aperture with 91% alcohol and a cotton swab (carefully). If that doesn't work then you need to replace the laser (or get a new drive).
Posted on Jun 08, 2009
SOURCE: xbox 360 fails to read
sounds like ure laser is on the way out has the drive been changed at all? try cleaning the laser with a cleaning disk if still no joy its a new laser by the sound of it might be cheaper to find a repair shop local than sending it to ms
Posted on Jun 09, 2009
SOURCE: bought new dvd drive benq 6038
LOL well 9 months later, I'll answer your question. EVERY Xbox360 dvd drive is "married"to it's motherboard. The communication between the drive and motherboard is encrypted with a key (aka- DVD-key) IF you don't flash the dvd-key from the original drive to the replacement then there is no way the Xbox will ever be able to play anythngg other than music and dvds. You NEED the correct key to encrypt/decrypt the 360 games so the motherboard can understand it.
Posted on Jan 12, 2010
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