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My xbox 360 does not read disc anymore wat do i do

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If you have the disc reading problem then this is caused by the sensors on the back of the drive overheating.

In fact you will find that most of the problems on the Xbox 360 are caused by overheating and if you can stop the heat build up you will be fine.

To do this you can send the system in and they will fix it for you - the downside with this problem is that you will have to pay out $140 for the fix.

The other way that you can fix it is by using a good Xbox 360 Repair guide and I have put together a review site that shows the best ones HERE.

If you find this helps you please rate it so it can help others.

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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    Rod Sims Jan 05, 2011

    I own and operate a machine shop , I also have extensive background in electronics.
    So let's clarify the problem with your drive . 90% of the time it's a weak laser
    replacing the laser corrects the problem and there cheap 20.00 and easy to install.

    2 one of the motors is weak . in this case you simply buy your make /model
    drive from ebay and remove the P.C. board from the old drive and plug it
    in the the new drive . this works 100% and the drives cost 40.00 new
    The Repair Guides are a rippoff all of them , the information is available for free
    online ,

    Rob

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I have a game and i won't work anymore


It is probably scratched, or have became dirty, unless there might be a problem with the xbox laser-reader.

Try with other games, and if there is the same problems, it might be the laser-reader.

If it might be the laser-reader, you should try ejecting the disc tray, remove the disc if there is one, and try to blow "downward", because there might be dust on the reader, which can give the xbox problems with reading discs.

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How to resolve Xbox 360 disc read errors. Xbox will not play disc.


Is your xbox360 having trouble reading disc? In this guide I will provide some common solutions to help you fix your disc read issues.

1)Remove any memory devices or usb flash drives.
2)If the disc you are using is excessively scratched, this can cause the xbox to have trouble reading the disc. You can use a damp soft cloth to try and clean the disc. Grab the disc by the edges and using a soft damp cloth lightly wipe the disc from the center going outward.

3)Try removing your Xbox hard drive and then play a disc. Turn off the console. Locate the hard drive on the top of your system(depending on how you have it positioned). Press the release button on the hard drive.

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If your system can read disc without the hard drive attached then you may need to replace the drive.

4)Clear the Xbox360 cache. Clearing the cache may remove updates to certain games. Keep this in mind.
Go to System Settings in the My Xbox menu. Select Memory, highlight your storage device and select Clear System Cache. Try and play the disc.

If after the above steps you are still having trouble. You may want to contact Microsoft Xbox live support to have your system serviced. You can find the support information in the link below,
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on May 14, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 wont read discs


The other post is wrong. Its makes no difference as they even sell a 360 with just a memory card.

It sounds like the laser died and wont read disk anymore. If your xbox is under under one year you can get it fixed for free. If its over you can pay to have it fixed for $50-$100. Call microsoft and see if it is still under warrante.

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Xbox 360 not reading discs


This is going to be a bit long -- but very detailed, so please read it carefully. There are several reasons that an xbox 360 system will have problem reading discs. The error messages also vary from unreadable disk, no message at all but the game skips, "please insert disc in a 360 console" to "open tray." There are a few reasons this may happen:

1. Bad disc. Check the back of your disc for scratches. If it looks good (or plays fine in another console), then the disc is probably fine. Also-- try more than 1 game to be sure.

2. Bad laser. The XBox 360 has a DVD drive very similar to a PC's DVD drive inside. The drive contains a bunch of parts including a few motors and gears and a laser. The laser is the part that actually reads the disc. The reality is... with all the hours and hours of gameplay, lasers do eventually wear out. The laser isn't very easy to replace, but it is replaceable. You can find any and all XBox 360 lasers at the following website:

http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

3. Bad DVD Drive. Sometimes other components inside of the DVD drive can become bad such as the motor that spins the disk, the motors that open the tray, etc, etc. You can get a new DVD drive to just replace everything, including the laser, in one shot but there is a catch. The XBOX 360's DVD drive is tied to the motherboard using a software lock. The easiest way to overcome this lock is to buy the exact same manufacture DVD drive that is in your system now, remove the circuit board from the old DVD drive (which contains the software key) and transfer the circuit board into the new DVD drive that you purchase. If you do this simple procedure, there is no flashing involved. The following website carries DVD drives and also provides instructions on swapping the circuit board from the old drive into the new one.

XBox 360 parts: http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html

DVD Drive Swap Info: http://store.richspsxparts.com/imnooninxb36.html

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You might want to ask Xbox directly for this one.

Call them at (800)-469-9262

Email them here

Or use Ask Xbox

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