Unable To Play Xbox Games With Unleashx Dashboard
Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:28 PM
What's going on? Any help would be awesome!
Posted 16 November 2010 - 11:58 PM
You could try cleaning the lens, otherwise you're probably looking at replacing the laser, or the whole drive.
Edited by Heimdall, 17 November 2010 - 12:00 AM.
Posted 17 November 2010 - 12:22 AM
If I use the MS dashboard, the DVD drive now seems to scan all the time for a DVD (makes some sort of scanning noise) and the dashboard locks up/slows down when that happens (scans for about 2-3 seconds every 2-3 seconds). Using UnleashX it doesn't do it but no discs can be read.
So that would mean just find a replacement DVD drive then?
Posted 17 November 2010 - 01:20 AM
As I said, try cleaning the lens (and generally giving the transport mechanism a clean won't hurt) first. It will only take 15 minutes. If that doesn't work then you are looking at a pot tweak to increase the laser power, or a replacement laser, or a replacement DVD drive. To be honest, I'd be tempted to buy another Xbox - you can probably pick one up cheaper than a replacement drive!
Posted 17 November 2010 - 02:57 AM
And how would I go about cleaning the lense? I might as well try that before doing anything else.
Posted 17 November 2010 - 05:21 AM
Posted 19 November 2010 - 12:17 AM
If you need to clean the lens, try using a photographers negative/lens blower brush but without touching it with the brush. initially at least. Don't use aerosol air or anything similar - it probably wouldn't do any harm but it is far more powerful than necessary and comes with the risk of spraying the lens surface and the circuit boards with liqiud aersol propellant. Not a good idea.
A DIY alternative I used in my photographic darkroom days is any flexible plastic bottle with a narrow aperture cap and a length of drink straw attached. An old washing up liquid bottle is ideal, empty, thoroughly cleaned and dried of course, This will generate a controllable blast of directed air but not enough to do any damage. Unless the 'dust' is sticky due to moisture or whatever it should blow it off the laser lens or anywhere else in the machine.
I run a hand-held vacuum cleaner over (and I do mean over not touching) whenever I open up anything old and electrical to suck up any loose dust before and after whatever else I'm doing.
The point is not to touch the lens except as a last resort and certainly don't use any lens cleaning solution on it.
However, if you do need to touch the lens said photographic brush is suitable but any totally unused soft haired (badger/sable) artists brush should be OK too. For stubborn marks I'd use a brush as described but with a anti-static, lintless lens cleaning tissue wrapped around it. Be gentle.
This is an ultra cautious approach, you may well get away with a far less pedantic cleaning method but that's up to you to take the risk.
Edited by fallenangle, 19 November 2010 - 12:42 AM.
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