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xbox won't read disks!!!!

my xbox keep sayong it cant read disks !!!! i even put a new CD in there!! i'm going crazy .....( i think the **** is up to this) what should i do!!!!!!!!!!

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If your xbox wont read the disc, it just says open tray, there is a very simple solution i discovered. You dont need to do anything complicated or fancy, simply make sure everytime you turn your xbox off the disc is out. Turn your xbox on without a disc in, let it get to your profile screen, then put the disc in. Works every time.

Posted on Apr 14, 2010


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pelican pl-2073 xbox blade 2.4 ghz street wireless controller

toss instruction forgot how to insink controller with old xbox consule!

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Are you sure it's a PL-2073? or is it maybe a PL-2047? If it is, here the manual for the PL-2047.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007


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original xbox red ring of death

green light flashes then blinking red light

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you have to take the xbox apart open the dvd/cd rome and clean the eye and the disk spinner then put it back together and it should work fine

Posted on Apr 21, 2010


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xbox live subscription code

ive had original xbox for bout 3 years an i wanna connect up to xbox live but dont have the subscription code to start a new account and i cant buy 1 here where i am but i am signed up at and have a 3 month subscription but cant get it to xbox account recovery says info wrong but its right wat can i do

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you should be able to either call xbox or email them the problem and they will be able to help you, you just bought the 3 month subscription I believe and if it isn't working, then it is there problem, that you need them to fix, maybe give you a different code

Posted on Mar 19, 2008


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how can i delete parental controls for XBOX 360?


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Hi there!

Here is the procedure to reset the parental lock code:

  1. From the XBOX dashboard screen, go to settings and then parental control.
  2. When prompted for the password, perform the following sequence using the XBOX controller: X, Y, Left Trigger, X.
  3. Enter in a new password, or disable parental control entirely.
Hope this helps...

Happy Holidays!

Posted on Dec 21, 2008


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cant remember parental control code.

cant remember parental control code.

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All Details Below On How To.

Turn off your 360 Unit

Remove all memory devices

restart 360 Unit

go to system blade > Console Settings > System Info


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 settings
will return all console settings to
factory defaults. Do you want to
reset to factory defaults?

Yes, reset settings
No, don't reset settings

select to 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,

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.

No more Parental Control lock.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008


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original xbox power problem

power button doesnt work....have to use eject button and that is sketchy at best.....

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A common problem caused by corroded traces on the motherboard.

Easy to fix with a few jumper wires.

Info here ->

Posted on Aug 26, 2009


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Original XBOX error code 07

I get the dreaded red light with the call service center and error code 07... What to do?

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Found out through Microsoft that code 7 is a HDD failure. Only wat to fix is to replace the HDD.

Posted on May 10, 2008


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flashing red and green light in xbox

my brand new xbox flashed green light 3 times and started flashing red and green and there is no display on the screen what could be the problem?
please help!

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You have a major failure on the motherboard. If it was your hard drive the system will boot up, but freeze on the main screen and you will hear clicking coming out of the hard drive. Red and Green flashing lights means there is a problem on the motherboard. Sometimes you can fix the problem by reflashing the Bios on the main motherboard.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008


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Old (Original) Xbox - Live Account

hey i got a question..
can you help me get a code for my old (original) xbox.
i go to set up a live account but i need a subscription code?
i checked on and they said that u need to get it off originally bought games which come with the code. I cant find any anywhere..
can u help me plz. i just want like a subscription code or anything that will let me play for like even 1 month!.
thanx.. plz reply asap

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This solution assumes you never had a gamertag for your original xbox (as was my case)

stuff you will need: xbox live subscription card, credit card, email address, xbox original connected to internet

Purchase subscription card from retailer (card will say for xbox360, this is fine...I used a 1 month card)

Get on your computer and go to, near the top right corner it will say to sign in, do this so you can begin to create a gamertag

enter your email address and password and continue to setup your new gamertag( I don't recall specifics, however if you've set up an account before you know the routine: name, address, birthday etc..)

After you've created your gamertag, the name & picture you chose should be on the top of the on your gamer name

This will take you to your account on "Manage Profile"

After that, on the right will be an option "Redeem Code"

If you havent already, scratch off the silver on your pre-paid subscription card to reveal the code

The next screens will have you enter your credit card and billing info (do NOT skip; this is needed to recover this gamertag on the original xbox)

Enter the redemption code when prompted, this will associate an xbox live subscription with your gamertag

Once you have entered that info, go ahead and double check that your credit card info is saved under "Manage Payment Options"...if it isn't go ahead and re-enter your credit card info and save it

Make sure your xbox is connected to the internet, with no game inserted, power it on

Choose xbox live

Choose Account Recovery

Enter your gamertag, cardholder name, credit card number, & postal code EXACTLY as you did on

if everything went correctly, you should be re-directed back to the "Select Account" screen on your xbox and your gamertag should now be selectable.

The instructions for navigating the site are merely a guide, just know that you need to setup a gamertag and associate the xboxlive subscription & credit card info with that gamertag

Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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