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Xbox the xbox keeps going to unreadable disc, it stops in the middle of the game while playing,it says to put in a disc when there is a disc in the xbox.

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  • black label Dec 09, 2007

    my 360 will say disc unreadable in the middle of the game and there aren't any scratches at all also when there aren't any disc in the system and i try to open it it gets stuck and wont open

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2007

    unreadable disk.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2007

    my 360 will say disc unreadable in the middle of the game and there aren't any scratches at

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    the stupid curse happened on blue dragon and assassins creed neither of them had scratches apart from the circular scratches near the center of the disc both identical console problem that needs repairing by the company badly. ive wiped it how it said put it in the gamestation disc buffer in wigan twice and ive tried to play it to see if it was a one off fault but it happens again over and over and im gonna email the company.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    the console tells me to insert a game when their is one inserted. i open and closed the disk tray over and over,i blow the disk tray and inside of the console, i start the system over and nothing works

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    i b in the middle of a game then it tells me unreadable disc

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    the same thing happened to me

  • frank banzai Jan 06, 2008

    Is anyone else having this problem where no disc will play at all?

    I have had my xbox 360 just a little over a year. I was playing Halo 3
    today when it started grinding like crazy so I turned it off and waited
    a few minutes. Now I cannot get any disc or dvd to play at all. Tried
    taking the hard drive off but that did not work. I called support just
    to be told that my warranty expired December 16th, 2007(how
    convenient!) and if I want it repaired I will have to pay $99. I
    already paid over $400 for this system a year ago! Now I have to pay
    extra because their system has defect! No way!

    Is this a scam or what? I have never had a game console in the past
    that crapped out like this so fast. What really gets me is that this
    error is one of the top on the list for the support page so it has to
    be a common problem. So why do I have to pay $99? Something just does
    not sound right here. Sounds like a scam to me.

    Anyone else have this problem?

  • Striker14 Jan 06, 2008

    My XBOX 360 says disc unreadable in the middle of the game - brand new games! Please advise what the problem and fix is. Connor

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2008

    my xbox keeps saying unreadable disc every time i play it

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    my xbox cant read any games of xbox or xbox 360's

  • beez36 Mar 28, 2008

    everytime i put in disc it says unplayable disc

  • gilly13 Apr 25, 2008

    my xbox reads the disk but then stops half way through

  • collins89 Apr 25, 2008

    my games keep pausing in the middle of the games but its mainly on my assasins creed and fifa i changed my fifa about five times and now im just really annoyed with it because it keeps doing it.

  • Dat KiDD T0r May 01, 2008

    my xbox360 reads only call of duty 4, but i have a problem with the new grand theft auto and mlb2k8, it says doesnt read disc but those two games are brand new please somebody help me figure out this problem

  • Stevo13 Jun 13, 2008

    WTF! All my games work perfectly fine but one, Call Of Duty 4. It is not the disc, because I have tried two of my friends discs and there's didn't work in my console. Also one of my friends tried my disc in there console and it worked fine. Everytime I try and press multiplayer it just say's that the disc is unreadable. I know there is something wrong with my xbox, but what do i do.

  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    my xbox guide comes out really slow and it says i have no game score wen i really do halo 3 creats alot off problems

  • inter1462 Jul 08, 2008

    half-way through the game it comes up with disc unreadable

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    Mine does the same thing....some games seem worse than others...NCAA football being one of the worst

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    unreadable disc when during game

  • Anonymous Aug 11, 2008

    My xbox will not read any of my games i put it to play.

  • stephanieb69 Aug 12, 2008

    my xbox 360 wont read games or movies

  • seanschnitz Aug 21, 2008

    My xbox says that the disk is unreadable, what is the cause?

  • coopjdc Aug 31, 2008

    My xbox keeps freezing in the middle of the game and it says that the disk in unreadable but every disk i put in it, it comes up with the same error.

  • Anonymous Aug 31, 2008

    In the middle of playing a game, the game will freeze and it will state that the disk is not readable.

  • mrslemke Sep 07, 2008

    my x box will not read the disc at all

  • Anonymous Sep 28, 2008

    Brand new games (ie Brothers in arms hells highway,2 days old!) are coming up disc unreadable on my 360 at least once a day.iv had enough coz its my third 360 so im thinking of just getting my money back

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    console 1 year old and does it with everygame after 30 mins play?! what a pisser

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    it says please insert disk into x box console. the xbox console is telling me this, does not make sense

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2008

    soms leest mijn xbox de disc niet en soms na 5 minuten spelen komt er fout melding op dat disc niet gelezen kan worden.

    wat moet ik doen?

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    disc unreadable lubricated it fix the spring and washed the laser and the dust

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    Will not load or it will freeze early.

  • kendizzle57 Dec 06, 2008

    disc is unreadable or unplayable keeps coming up no matter what game I ptry to play. After about 1/2 hour of opening and closing it will finally start. Sometimes it will play through or it will freeze. How can i clean the laser?

  • all8up3 Dec 07, 2008

    my xbox 360 keeps going to unreadable disc and i dont know why

  • Anonymous Dec 10, 2008

    i get this disc is unreadable in the middle of playing games

  • Skenneth915 Dec 10, 2008

    The Xbox 360 keeps telling me the disc is unreadable and that it needs to be clean. I got the game though about 2 days ago and it isn't dirty.

  • colinsamuel Dec 16, 2008

    every time i put a disc in it says insert disc

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    When I turn on my console the screen only black and white. Then when I put a game in it says unreadable disc and I don't know what to do.

  • garvanpax Dec 26, 2008

    While in the middle of playing my two NEW XBOX 360 games, I receive the error message "This disc is unreadable. Clean the disc and restart the console." I followed the instructions and cleaned the two brand new games, then restarted the console and that did not help because I would start playing the games again I would get the same message again . I do not know if the problem is with the game console or the two new games I purchased. Please help.

  • 290668 Dec 29, 2008

    my xbox stops play and says unreadable disc.1 clean disc. 2 restart console.this happens intermitantly but regularly[every day].i clean the disc and try others but its still the same.

  • janice_8553 Jan 06, 2009

    ROCKBAND, other games unreadable N! Help

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    my xboxs will play football thats it all other games wont pick up

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    Brothers in Arms:HH always says that after playing for five minutes and Madden 08 just freezes!

  • afgitin Jan 14, 2009

    My games wont work when i know it did before

  • Anonymous Jan 28, 2009

    Everytime im playing madden 09 or nba 2k9 during a game it says the disc is unreadable so what should i do?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    some times i put game in it says put in a 360 console then wen i play it says disc unreadasble it always happens when im playiung ncaa footabll

  • angel_rockz Apr 09, 2009

    Yesterday , when my friend came to my house , i switched on the xbox

    then i put the kids next door game and sudenly i pulled the on switch wire and the xbox off , then i plugged it again and then we were playing the game and after a wheile my xbox got stuck , then i switched it off again and i wanted to open the disc tray to play another game

    and my disc tray comes out slowly like stop go stop go

    . then it does not read the cd and a voice says somthing idk but

    how do i solve this ? should i give it to the xbox mechanic?

  • Anonymous May 19, 2009

    it's a scam, i've had 2 consoles from Microsoft abrubtly stop reading disks in under a year and a half time fram. They don't cover it unless you purchase a separate warranty, don't bother calling their support line, they will tell you they understand your frustration, but won't do a ******* thing about it, and they will hang up as quickly as they can without offering any reasonable solution. Microsoft actually expects you to pay 100 dollars to get it fixed. I should have known better, MS has absolutely no desire to satisfy their customers, no matter how much money you waste on their ****.

  • sarobes May 11, 2010

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    xbox doesnt update



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Make sure your box is not blowing really hot air and nothing is right behind it blocking it. I get disc read errors when its hot. Turn it off for a few minutes and let it cool down. Consider the xbox360 fan add on. From what your saying as long as it is not consistant it is just being TEMPramental . ALWAYS turn it off when your not using and be real nice to it. If the problem is consistant go back to solution 1 as a new or fixed xbox is better than one that may be running into problems.

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Ive noticed that i have got scratches on my call of duty 4 and sometimes i can get on live and other times i get the message unreadable disc I dont underdstand where the scratches have come from and why i can't ge on live

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I blew ours out with an air compressor (I'm sure a can of air would work fine) and couldn't believe the amount of dust that blew out. Also make sure the drive drawer is open when you unplug it so you can blow air inside the cd-rom too.
Also bought a cd/dvd cleaner at officemax.
All works fine now!
Good luck all!!

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Check and see if there is any deep scratches in you disk. Happened to me, i just brought the game back to the store,no recept, and they gave me a new on because it was the manufactures fault.

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  • Anonymous May 21, 2007

    Call the service hotline and talk to a real person, not one of those crappy recordings. Explaine your situation and they should send you a prepaid box to send your 360 back in. They will repair it for you for free.
    Thats what I did.



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You think a year and a hlaf is bad ive had for a day and it already broke cos 360 is ****

Posted on Dec 27, 2009


Yea I tried to call m$ about this issue, NOT COVERED by the extended warranty. WTF. I'm pissed. I allready had to send my first console in for the ring of death. Now this... The 360 I have now is refurbished, I swore that I was told that I would have a full year warranty on the replacement console. Maybe I'll call again.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007


Hears a worry free solution 2 fix the 3 flashing lights problem. step on the peice of **** forcefully a few times stick it in a fire melt into a ball of plastic about 6 inchs squared. place into a postal box and send it back 2 the start gun jumping money hungry fuckin weasles at microsoft with a nice letter sayin fix this or im going 2 kill ur wife bill gates and peel the halo tatoo of ur arm coz ur not worthy

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You are going to need to send it back to microsoft. It sounds like the DVD drive is going bad. Also Make sure there are no scratches or dirt on the disk. Microsoft has extended there warranty so it should not be a problem and they get you a new machine in about 1 1/2 weeks.

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...Dude this is totally ****..I hate Xbox Now and Microsoft..they a fuckin up really bad,...I dont fuckin understand how hard it can be..there are no prob's with the ps3....Microsoft is a bunch of **** ..!

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2008

    Ok this is total **** on microsoft..there is not one prob with Ps3...and it is **** I spent my money on a crappy ass system that doesnt even work...and they keep makeing Xboxs like there is nothin wrong...this is so lame...My very first Xbox...the first one to come out...Was a Dud...and it was I got a Riged 360....just great..I am no longer a microsoft...nor 360 fan...Im sticking to strickly...Sony..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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