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Disc reading problem...i think

Whenever i put in an xbox360 game disc (such as Forza Motorsport 2) i can hear the xbox360 attempt to read the disc, but as it does so, it makes a weird vibrating noise. it then makes a winding down noise, then it starts vibrating again. the vibrations are once every second, not continuous. However, if i put in an original xbox game, such as burnout 3 or halo 2, it has no problem playing the disc, along with movies and music, etc. I'm not understadning whats wrong, because the discs are clean as u cud ever have them, they're not getting scracthed when i put them in, and im not getting any red lights. does anyone know what the problem could possibly be?

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  • greenbean82 Mar 25, 2008

    no its nt a glitch or the CD because when i bring the games over to a friends xbox360, it plays just fine. and in some cases, like when i put in madden 07, my xbox doesnt even attempt to read it

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    I think I have the same thing, mine just says opening all the time...

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    Hi I have the same problem apparently it's the DVD-Rom of the XBOX360 I read somewhere. Some part of the drive gets magnitised and sticks to the top of the DVD-Rom there is a video on youtube that shows how you can glide a piece of thin cardboard between the disk and the top of the drive while xbox360 is attempting to read the disc and it worked but its not a permanent fix.
    I brought my Xbox360 over from UK to South Africa and it worked for couple of weeks and then it just stop reading my games(C&C Tiberium Wars,GTA4,Halo3,CoD4) and I cant send it in for repairs.

  • REBEL_LAMPKI Mar 11, 2009

    the best way is to try and get a red ring of death an send it in i have the same problem and every disk says to open tray and im sending my xbox off 2 microsoft and they said they will repair it for free

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    same problem suddenly won't read any games



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Hi I have the same problem my xbox360 is not reading any of my games(GTA4,C&C Tiberium Wars,CoD4,Halo3,Oblivion,Bioshock etc..) one day it just stopped reading the game disks.
Apperently there is a component in the DVD-Rom that gets magnitised and and then sticks to the top of the DVD-Rom drive,dont ask why or how, but there is a video on youtube that show how you can slide a thin piece of cardboard between the disk and the top of the drive while xbox attempts to read the disk and it works. BUT NOT A PERMENANT FIX.
If anyone knows of a better solution please post

Posted on Sep 01, 2008


It's got to be the CD or did you do a glitch in the game

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