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Plays dvd's but not games

Hi there the xbox360 has started acting up it will play DVD's but requests that games be played in a xbox360! it is an origional release model

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  • StaticFire May 13, 2008

    I'm having the same problem. If I repeatedly turn my X-box on and off I can get games to work (sometimes requires as many as 20 tries). I've tried new and old games, all with the same degree of success yet DVD's play just fine.

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Hi,
Dependant on the age of the xbox.
Heres a couple of things to try.
1:) try a music CD.
2:) Try a laser head cleaner. ( usually the CD type ) some cleaner disks have a few small brushes on that wipe over the laser head. ** there are several causes for the 360 not reading Game-Disks**
3:) if you have the backwards compatable xex file from microsofts web-site. ( enabling you to play an official XBOX1 Or original xbox game. Try 1 of these, if the standard xbox game works, then the problem may be with the laser unit itself.
i.e standard xbox games are single layer, 360 games are dual layer. when reading a dual-layer disk the laser power output is increased, by the reader.

If you need any more help, regarding this.

feel free to mail me.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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