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Regular xbox my xbox will only read audio cd's but not any xbox games or dvd's, how do i fix this problem?

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I kinda had the same problem what it is doing, is that the drive is not able to read those types of things anymore if you air dusted it out and everything and it still does not work, then you need a new drive.

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