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My xbox plays dvd and cds but not games what can i do ?

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This is a classic sign of people not knowing what they are doing before replacing dvd drives. if the thing hasn't been opened, ask microsoft. if it has, ask the guy who opened it. If a drive is not replaced correctly, it will not read games.

Posted on May 20, 2011

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