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My xbox is not reading the games. There are no scratches I have to keep trying to start it over and over then finally it will read a game. I have no red lines

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If your Xbox 360 is not reading games you will need to stop the heat getting to the sensors on the back of the drive you can use a good guide to do this or you can send it in to be fixed.

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My Xbox did the same thing, and the first thing I did as weird as it might sound was, take the game out, and then change the orientation of the Xbox, so if it was standing up I put it on its side, and that seemed to work. When it stopped reading altogether no matter what I did I had to send it to Microsoft because the lenses died in the Xbox. so try moving the Xbox on its side or stand it up and see if it will be weird like my Xbox and start working. (make sure there is no game in the system when you move the xbox) but if that still doesn't work, these are your options and should be done in this order.

  1. Buy an lenses cleaning disk and try and clean the lenses. Heres a few examples
  2. If you have a warranty on the Xbox 360, make Microsoft fix it. they will fix it to no cost.
  3. If you have no warranty and the lenses cleaning disk didn't work, then your last option is to find a repair service to replace the lenses for you, or replace the lenses yourself. They cost only about $15, here's a few examples, but if you replace it yourself, it requires you to open the Xbox 360 which voids the warranty on the Xbox 360.
Hope this helps
-Marcus Turtle

Posted on Jul 18, 2010


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