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Xbox 360 wont load

Can someone please tell me whats going on with my sons xbox 360? He puts a game in after it starts open tray, he closes it, then it will say loading for like 3 secs and then pops right back to open tray. Can someone plz tell me what the cause of this might be. It was working fine yesterday. Thank you

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Clear the system cache:
1. On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
2. Select Memory.
3. Highlight any storage device, and then press Y on your controller.
4. Select Clear System Cache. If Clear System Cache is not available, use the following controller button sequence to clear the system cache: X, X, left bumper,right bumper, X, X Note If you don't see a system maintenance prompt on the screen, try pressing the button sequence again.

Try playing discs without the hard drive in:
1. Turn off your console.
2. Locate the hard drive on your console.
Press the release button on the hard drive and lift the hard drive from the console.
Turn on your console.
3. Try to play a game disc.

If this resolves the problem, you will need to replace the hard drive.If not, do the same thing for your memory units. If it works without them,they may be bad.
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Solution number 1 is right. i was having the same problem and even went as far as to change the dvd drive and had no luck still so i used solution 1 and it worked like a charm thanx. now im just upset that i bought a new drive and did all the work to change it out for nothin.

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It is not the drive that is faulty this is quite a common error you will need to stop the heat on the sensors on the back of the drive to fix it - either send it in and get it fixed or use a good guide to fix it.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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    dont bother listening to pricks ike dhemmings , they will just guide you to **** links that charge you for a repair manual that is useless.I reccomend using torrent program 'BitComet' . just type bitcomet into google its a free download. when installed goto a torrent site and search for repair manuals for xbox 360 and download one. Totally free and no pop ups from crappy sites unlike the links this ***** is offering. I assure you it wont cost to do what i'm suggesting my motivation for this post is that i hate pricks like this lot that promise you a solution while they are just trying to rip you off,which by the way is what microsoft are doing with the xbox by making a machine that is guarenteed to go wrong after about 18 months so you can send it to them to repair for a big price. My advice is buy a PS3 as you will notice there are not nearly as many posts on the internet asking why they dont work anymore because they last forever. ps. ******** dhemmings


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The DVD-ROM is malfunctioning. Some say that it's because the magnet that holds the disc is either too strong and holding the disc so that the ROM can't spin it properly, or that the magnet is too weak and isn't holding it well enough to spin it correctly. You can get replacement roms from ebay and other auction sites, but it isn't just as easy as replacing the rom, like it is with a desktop computer. When an XBOX 360 is assembled it is all formatted to that precise machine. To change the rom in it will require you to find a "hack" program to flash the XBOX 360 so that it will recognize and accept the new rom. Its easier said than done. You can send it in to Microsoft and they will fix it for about $100. At that price you can go buy an "arcade system" and put your current hard drive into that. Or if you don't want to do the fix yourself or send it to Microsoft, you could sell it to someone who does know how to fix it and use that money towards buying a new XBOX 360.

Posted on Jul 16, 2010

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