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My xbox 360 is not playing my games. it said to clean it and re-start the game. i then put several other games, new and old it didn't read them either. i disconnected the cables, i let it cool off, but it didn't work. my xbox sounds that the driver is not recognizing the disc. it can play music cd's but my dvd movies where choppy and i couldn't veiw those either.

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When this starts happening, it appears that you have a problem with the DVD player. You could try to buy a DVD lens cleaner (it looks like a CD with a little brush on it), but I suspect you may ahve to take it to an authorised service technician to get the DVD unit replaced.

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As you have already specified you are aware of the pot tweaking and that is the route that might lead you to a solution if you are to try and do it yourself. Another option though also costing money is to purchase just the disc player from ebay and change it out completely. Again, I find Xbox 360 cheap enough at pawn shops or yard sales that you could easliy find a cheap one.

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