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Xbox 360 will not read game disk but plays DVD movies

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Your laser is most likely going bad. I repair game systems as one of my jobs, and that is one of the most common, easiest to replace, and one of the cheapest things to go wrong with a 360.

You may be able to clean off the lens, (If your not able to either replace it yourself, or have it replaced.) but to do it properly requires just about as much work as it does to replace the laser. You can try just giving a few quick bursts with a can of compressed air, but thats the only hope of doing anything without taking apart the Xbox.

***DO NOT use alcohol or one of those DVD Lens Cleaners!! The alcohol will remove the finish off the laser, and you'll only damage it faster. The Lens Cleaner, (With the little brushes) will only scratch up the lens more!***

Posted on Jul 09, 2010

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SOURCE: 360 drive only reads dvds, not xbox 360 games, just says put in an xbox 360 console.

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SOURCE: my xbox 360 drive wont read games it will only dvds and cds

Your laser either needs to be cleaned or is going bad. I have seen this many times before. Try taking the drive apart and cleaning the laser aperture with 91% alcohol and a cotton swab (carefully). If that doesn't work then you need to replace the laser (or get a new drive).

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: xbox 360 fails to read

sounds like ure laser is on the way out has the drive been changed at all? try cleaning the laser with a cleaning disk if still no joy its a new laser by the sound of it might be cheaper to find a repair shop local than sending it to ms

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: xbox 360 will play dvds but not games disks

Replace the optical lens assembly. its is failing at this point.

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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