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My xbox 360 was working fine ,and a few hours later I put the same disc in , and it says the box cannot read the disc. i removed the disc, washed it with soap and warm water , dried it with a clean cloth, and I still get the messsage. I got this disc in dec. It has no visible scratches, but does show a circular ring on it. ALSO..is there a right and wrong way to store my xbox??Does it have to sit a certain way??

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The problem is in your disc couz they have an ring inside the disk

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  • jeffrey manarang Apr 13, 2008

    maybe check ur xbox 360 check your lense

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