My 360 Won't Read Any Disc!
Posted 16 December 2006 - 07:18 PM
I and my buddy played GOW yesterday, then somewhere in the middle the 360 gives a display error (not the red light ones) that it can't read the DVD. So I figured the DVD laser is dirty.
I put in my DVD cleaner (the disc with the brushes) and noticed that 360 is having a hard time reading the cleaning disc (very ackward). The cleaning process is very laggy (with 360 often shows "trying to read the disc" message).
Then I plugged in the GOW again. Now, it doesn't read the disc at all. I also plugged in other games just to make sure, and it still doesn't read any of them.
I change the stand from horizontal to vertical, it still doesn't work.
Now the 360 doesn't even respond to any disc inserted to it. When I put in the disc and close the tray, the 360 keeps showing the opening dashboard display (the one with your usertag, how many games you played, your achievement etc.). It's like it doesn't even know that there is a disc in in.
Another unusual thing is that there is no red lights or any error codes at all. It is as if the 360 is fine but it doesn't know that there is a disc inserted to it.
Any ideas what's going on?
Posted 16 December 2006 - 08:27 PM
Posted 16 December 2006 - 08:34 PM
The drive is hitachi and the manufacture date is 2006-05-08 (as written on the backside. I don't know if it is May 8th or August 5th, though).
So does that mean I need to replace the DVD-ROM?
Posted 16 December 2006 - 09:25 PM
Posted 02 November 2007 - 04:50 PM
Posted 02 November 2007 - 05:51 PM
@ DL5713 - Same applies if ya have a Hitachi, if it's a Samsung it could just be the laser.
Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:12 PM
Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:32 PM
Posted 18 November 2007 - 05:46 PM
Edited by fringe80, 18 November 2007 - 05:50 PM.
Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:45 AM
Posted 29 November 2007 - 11:00 PM
look under the unplayable dist or open tray message
you will see post hey good luck !!
P.s. hey if u repair your 360 plz let us know !!
Edited by mygameswirelesscom, 29 November 2007 - 11:04 PM.
Posted 04 January 2008 - 01:39 AM
Posted 04 January 2008 - 05:50 AM
Your drive lens needs replacing, most likely. Either that or the power cable or sata cable, but the chances of that are slim.
For future reference, it says in the 360 warranty manual NOT to use cleaning disks. I'm guessing they aren't good for it. If you can't get microsoft to fix it, your best bet is to open up the disk drive and clean the lens with a q-tip and 99.9% rubbing alcohol. And while you're in there, push in all of the tiny ribbon cables to make sure one didn't come loose.
Posted 04 March 2009 - 02:15 AM
so do you think it might be the laser & that i should replace it? or what?
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