games wont read

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by secretsauce, May 9, 2010.

  1. secretsauce
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    ok so i turned on my xbox and placed in a game, and it wouldnt read it, ive had this problem before and if i open and close it a few times it will read it, this time i opened and closed it about 30 times and it still doesnt work, its not just that game also, i tryed other games and i got nothing, please help !
     
  2. Sefi

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    Your DVD drive is dying. Time to get it repaired or buy a new 360.
     
  3. secretsauce
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    so there is nothing else to do?
     
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    install one if you want.

    But there isn't a handy dandy trick that I am aware of.
     
  5. secretsauce
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    how long does a warranty last?
     
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    Depends, thank god my brother's girlfriend bought the 2 year Best Buy one.

    But Microsoft may charge you, I'm not to sure.
     
  7. secretsauce
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    i got mine from eb games in australia, i dont know what the warranty is, so if they do charge me, how much would it be
     
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    $50? Is what I heard one time.

    BUT
    Don't take that literally.

    The best thing to do would be to call support(yes, I know support)
    and discuss your options.
     
  9. cobleman

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    EB games gives a 1 year warranty!
    If its out of warranty take it apart and clean your lens
    Do you have the console on or near the floor
     
  10. secretsauce
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    i called support and they fixed it, turns out i just had to clear the cache
     
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    Good for you man!
    Support is a bitch, but sometimes you get results.

    Enjoy gaming man
     
  12. secretsauce
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    ok....it broke again, and the support line is closed (convenient for me) i may have to get it repaired so i registered it and it said ask for a repair here so i clicked it and it said only posts to us (i live in aus) but it says click here for posts to outside us so i said aus and it took me to a page where it said up the top Australia, and there was a link on the page, ask for a repair here, i click it and it turns back to us for some reason, im a bit pissed, but ill look around the site. this now seems like a thread for technological failures, feel free to post your worst luck with a console/PC just to make me feel better xD
     
  13. FAST6191

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    A new DVD drive will fix it but if you have some electronics skill you can try a POT tweak/adjustment. Many, probably quite rightly, will claim it is something akin to black magic but more on it here:
    http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=517961

    Note if you buy a new DVD drive (will probably run you about $50 although I am not familiar with Australian shops) then you will need to dump the keys from the old one first, original firmwares are available on the internet but I would just flash it.
     
  14. secretsauce
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    ill probably just send it to microsoft, it still has warranty, and seriously guys, i would like to hear these stories, maybe ill start a new thread
     
  15. sprogurt

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    It's probably just a dirty laser. I repaired my friend's brother's one by opening up the xbox and the drive and then cleaning the laser.