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XBOX wont read game disks or DVD's. close tray and it will just reopen. If I put in a CD it will close and play just fine.

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If cleaning the laser does not work you will need to by a new one you can find them from e bay and a tutorial on www.llama.com or YouTube.com

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There is something in your xbox 360 called a lens and that what makes the xbox read cds so try this go to a store like walmart or maby even a local store and find something called a laser lens cleaner this can clean a lot of stuff game consloles cd players dvd players and probaly more so over the years haveing a xbox 360 it collects dust on the lens and does not read good

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

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