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 PostPost subject: XBox 360 Disc Drive        Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:01 am 
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My friend asked me about this, and I figured before emailing Microsoft about it, maybe somebody here would know what to do. For the last 9 months or so, his XBox 360 has been unable to read ANY discs inserted into it. When inserting a disc, it shows the "Reading Disc..." notifier for less than a second, then it says "No disc inserted" or something like that. I have seen it myself, and my friend and I have tried multiple discs of multiple types (games, CD's, DVD's, so we know its not a problem with the discs.) Is there any solution to this? If the XBox needs to be sent back, then fine, but if there is an easier (and less costly) way to solve this, PLEASE help. Thanks


BTW, it is out of warranty unless there is a defect, and the receipt is gone, no idea where it went


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 PostPost subject: Re: XBox 360 Disc Drive        Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:58 am 
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benny1091 wrote:
My friend asked me about this, and I figured before emailing Microsoft about it, maybe somebody here would know what to do. For the last 9 months or so, his XBox 360 has been unable to read ANY discs inserted into it. When inserting a disc, it shows the "Reading Disc..." notifier for less than a second, then it says "No disc inserted" or something like that. I have seen it myself, and my friend and I have tried multiple discs of multiple types (games, CD's, DVD's, so we know its not a problem with the discs.) Is there any solution to this? If the XBox needs to be sent back, then fine, but if there is an easier (and less costly) way to solve this, PLEASE help. Thanks


BTW, it is out of warranty unless there is a defect, and the receipt is gone, no idea where it went


xbox 360 has 3years of warranty
chk that
if not then try to use a dvd cleaner maybe the laser has somethin on it

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:42 pm 
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did he flash his firmware on his drive? he couldve bricked the drive


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:52 pm 
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i had the same problem on an old gamecube, it sounds like the laser's misaligned, or out of sync, or whatever the tech guy said the laser was doing (in the end, i turned the gamecube into a hat out of frustration), you may just need a new laser assembly instead of a new drive

http://www.mod-chip.com/en/xbox_360_laser_lenses.php this should give you a price range, $25, (this is the first site that came up on google, id search around more.)

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:42 am 
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Did you change the stand of the xbox (from horizontal to vertical stand or the other way around)? If you did that you're DVD's are probably broken, don't know if it damages you're drive bit if you look to this video it doesn't sound good: http://dwl.xbox-scene.com/video/Xbox-36 ... Disks3.wmv
The best thing to do is send it in RMA and hope for the best ^^


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To expand on newbies comment, that only applies if it's running a disc.

If your drive is not reading discs (we've had it happen), and you've already opened it, I would do a swap-out (although it is dishonest). Buy a new one from a stupid retail store with a good return policy, take the shell off of both, swap the shells, and return the broken innards in the new box. I've had to do it before, but it was at Wal-Mart.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:55 am 
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the problem with a swap-out is that neither my friend or i can afford an xbox 360 to switch it with, lol, being 16 and unemployed sucks


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