problemb with my x box help me!!!

By aquanaut_23
Jan 25, 2007
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  1. the prob is that my x box sais it cant read the games or that it is damaged or dirty when i know nothing is wrong with the games.. can anyone tell me what the problemb is??
  2. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    Give a little more information!!! Is it with 1 game, all games, disc scratched at all? etc....
  3. DeepMartin

    DeepMartin TS Rookie Posts: 54

    Can an xbox use a normal head cleaner?
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,090

    you mean an optical cleaner? yes..
  5. aquanaut_23

    aquanaut_23 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no none of the games are scratched ok it happens with most of my games. im now trying to play halo and it will get all the way to the point of picking the level, it will start loading it and all of a sudden it goes black with a message that the disk is dirty or dammaged. ive even tryed to repair the non damaged disk with a scratch dr. and if that doesnt happen it will tell me right after i put the disk in that it cant recognize the game as a x box game
  6. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Try your games in a friends Xbox. If they work, then you know that somethings wrong with your Xbox. If not, your game discs probably are damaged.
  7. aquanaut_23

    aquanaut_23 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    they seem to have worked in my brothers x box. this prob has gotten progresivly worse. and im quite sure the problemb is the x box. have you ever heard of this problemb and how to fix it?
  8. DeepMartin

    DeepMartin TS Rookie Posts: 54

    ok then try the optical cleaner
  9. twite

    twite TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937

    If your getting disk read errors then your going to have to open it up and adjust the lens. There are a ton of guides on how to do it.
  10. aquanaut_23

    aquanaut_23 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanx ill do that

    thanx twite ill try
  11. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    see here, basically there are 3 types of DVD drive for the Xbox, the phillips is the worst type and fails quite quickly, I know I have one that is 3 years old and regularly wont read disks that work on my sons, he has a Thompson type drive in his.

    You can buy a new drive from ebay, but dont open the Xbox if its in warranty.


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