My xbox crashes on some games O_O

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Jan 15, 2009
  1. Sahduk
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    Ok so I have a brand new hitman blood money that crashes during the second level on my xbox it says disk read error or unable to read or something it happens to some other games to like rainbow six but other games liike doom 3 forza and blinx work fine.

    im talking about the old xbox btw and help would be appreciated thanks.
     
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    Either the disc is bad or your drive is going bad. If you can try the disc on another system it may help figure out which is bad, but since you say a few other games have problems, I would suspect the drive, even though some other games are working.
     
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    Thanks for the help tbgtbg

    So is there a way I can replace drive? and where could I obtain the drive from?
     
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    are you playing backups or orignals? you didn't say in your orignal post.
     
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    Oh sorry my mistake I should of said that, im playing originals nothing has been done to my xbox

    I bought it a few years ago used but it was in good condition, some games crash but some games work fine no idea whats wrong with it O_O
     
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    thats pretty much how it is. i've heard of this happening to other people too.
    you can try changing the drive but honestly i'm not sure it'll make much of a diff.
    do you know whether your box if from the first or second production line?
     
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    nin10do Im not sure tbh, how can I check?
     
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    ugh i read up on all this last year when i was searching on mods for the x360, don't rem a lot.
    all the info is out there, do a quick google search.

    there were two main production lines. the first had a faliure rate of something like 40 to 50% and the second was 70-80%. so hope that yours from the second.
    besides that certain kernal versions turned out to be particularly faulty.

    you should be able to tell everything from the serial number on the back of your xbox.

    copied from another forum:

    serial: LNNNNNNYWWFF

    L represents which production line the Xbox 360 came from

    NNNNNN (6 digits) represents the number of your Xbox 360 produced in that week

    Y represents the year it was produced (5 = 2005, 6 = 2006, 7 = 2007, etc.)

    WW represents the week it was produced (a WW of 01 means it was produced during the first week of the year). You can use this calendar to pinpoint the exact month.

    FF represents the factory where it was assembled (05, 06 and 07 are all China based companies and are either Wistron, Flextronics of Celestica)
     

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