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My xbox will play cd's but not dvd's or games.. And it will keep reading and reading but if u listen u can tell the disc isn't turning and idk what to do

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The good thing about this error is the fact that it is NOT your dvd drive you just need to stop the heat at the back of the drive. Use a good guide or send it in for a fix.

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