When i turn on my xbox 360 with a game in it, it either 1) goes to xbox dashboard and gives me the option to open the drawer as if there isnt even a disk in it, or 2) it gives me a white screen that tells me to put the disk in an xbox 360 console. it does this about 90% of the time, but sometimes if i try enough it will finally play.i have bought one 360 i dont want to give the rich mf'ers another **** load of money for repairs or to buy a whole new one. what should i do?
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go to system blade > Console Settings > System Info
press left trigger, right trigger, x, y, left bumper, right bumper, up, left bumper, left bumper, x.
This should bring up a menu
Reset System Settings
Resetting your system settingswill return all console settings tofactory defaults.
Do you want toreset to factory defaults?
Yes, reset settings
your screen should go blank for about 2 seconds then the language blade should appear that lists several different languages,select your preferred language then a blade that says "Xbox 360 Storage Device" should appear
With the options of
2) Continue without one
select to Continue without a profile
Then an Initial Setup Complete screen should appear with the options of Family Settings High Definition Settings Xbox Dashboard
select Xbox Dashboard
Now turn the system off, insert the Memory Unit or Hard Drive, and turn the system back on
Turn on your Xbox 360 console.Access the Xbox 360 dashboard, go into "system settings," then into the "memory" option and Delete profile if it is shown as corrupted. The profile is damaged.Sign out of your profile if you are already on. Press the Xbox guide button, press the X button and select the option "Yes, sign out."Go into the "My Xbox" section of the dashboard.Select the option "Recover Gametag" in the Xbox 360 dialog box. Press the A button on your controller to select the option. Follow the instructions to repair your profile.Enter your Gamer-tag in the "Xbox Live Gamertag" dialog box that pops up.When the process is completed, your avatar will appear in the "sign in" area of the dashboard.
The easiest option to update the Xbox 360 hard drive is to connect to Xbox Live. The console will automatically prompt the user to install any available updates. Alternatively, users can download the update files to a USB flash drive to transfer to the Xbox 360 hard drive.
Update via Xbox Live
Open the Xbox 360 dashboard menu. This menu automatically appears when the console is turned on. Press the "Xbox" button, followed by the "Y" button to return to the dashboard menu from a game.
Scroll up to the "My Xbox" tab of the dashboard menu.
Select "System Settings" from the "My Xbox" section of the dashboard. Scroll to the right while the "My Xbox" tab is selected to reach the "System Settings" icon.
Select "Network Settings" from the "System Settings" menu.
Select "Test Xbox Live Connection" from the network settings. A prompt will appear to update the Xbox 360 hard drive if your system is not already updated to the latest version.
Select "Yes, update now" to install the latest updates to your Xbox 360 hard drive.
Updating via USB Flash Drive
Copy the update files onto the root directory of your USB flash drive. You can download the Xbox 360 update files by going to download.microsoft.com/download/1/d/8/1d8c09be-278e-41cd-98be-eb9188128227/$systemupdate9199.zip. You must extract the files from the .zip file before placing them on the USB drive. The update files cannot be placed into a folder or the Xbox 360 system will not recognize them.
Remove the flash drive from your computer.
Insert the flash drive into the USB port on the Xbox 360 console.
Turn on the Xbox 360. An update prompt will appear when the system powers up.
Select "Yes, update now" to update the Xbox 360 hard drive.
first open the "System" blade in the Xbox 360 dashboard, then go to
memory, and press Y on the hard drive to open the "Device Options"
menu. Then press the following sequence of buttons: X, X, LB, RB, X, X.
You will be asked if you want to perform maintenance on your hard drive
and delete all patches. Choose yes. Then restart your xbox To later reinstall the patch, just
get on Xbox Live again.
Are you sure that in the system settings the xbox is set to Load game instead of boot to dashboard? This will be located on the blade on the far right of the dashboard. If no help, try this:
First, a stupid step - Make sure a compatible game disc is in the xbox, and turn it off. If it continues to boot to dashboard upon powering up, you could always try removing the system updates by:
1. Turn the console off
2. Press and hold the small sync button on the front of the console (the one you use to connect new controllers)
3. Turn on the console whilst still holding the sync button
4. By the time it has booted to the dashboard, the updates should be cleared.
As the first version of the dashboard did not have the option to boot to dashboard by default, game discs should start normally now. If this is the case, feel free to re-download the updates from xbox live.
Hope this helps!