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Mazje
01-08-12, 10:35 AM
My Xbox has started having problems recently. It keeps giving me a disc read error on several new games (Arkham City, Skylanders, Harry Potter 5-7). These games play fine of our other Xbox. Thoughts?

foxdvd
01-08-12, 04:04 PM
xbox slim?

Sounds like you are getting a disc drive problem...a known problem...and if you are out of warranty you are fucked...happened to me a while back with my slim...

Mazje
01-08-12, 07:38 PM
Actually, no, it's a "fat" type. I've had it for several years. Is it time to start looking at a replacement?

LosingMyMind
01-08-12, 08:24 PM
Actually, no, it's a "fat" type. I've had it for several years. Is it time to start looking at a replacement?
Naw, not worth the investment. Just hold out until the 720.

foxdvd
01-09-12, 01:03 AM
you still are getting the disc drive problem...it is just that the new slims seem to have more problems with it...I would get a new xbox and buy an extended warranty for 29 bucks..as many problems as I have had with 360s...I am never buying another one without protection...

(you can use your old hard drive on the new slim with a simple kit to transfer over the guts)

edstein
01-09-12, 08:26 AM
After my last RROD replacement, my fat has been going strong for three years. Fingers crossed.

Jeraden
01-09-12, 08:47 AM
I have a slim and been getting disc read errors occasionally on MW3. Hope it's just a fluke with that game and I don't have a bad drive - didn't realize it was a widespread known issue. :(

dvdsteve2000
01-09-12, 11:39 AM
Mine just died yesterday. It kept saying "Open tray" for about a week. After 3-10 minutes of opening/closing it would finally load the game, but not anymore.

msdmoney
01-10-12, 03:13 PM
Mine has had the open tray problem a few times, there are videos on youtube on how to fix this. Most of them are people banging on the top or the xbox while it's reading. The one that worked for me was a video where somebody closed the tray really fast when they first started up the xbox, it somehow resets the drive, or something. Took a few tries but it's worked for me every time.

I don't have sound right now to listen to the video, but it looks like this is the same technique I used.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5MkUQPzELg

dvdsteve2000
01-10-12, 05:27 PM
I tried the 'close the door real fast' trick but my door doesn't click shut when I slam it shut, it springs back open. :(

K&AJones
01-11-12, 07:11 PM
Is it with any disc...CD and DVD included? Replacement drive is about $38

foxdvd
01-11-12, 07:50 PM
Mine has had the open tray problem a few times, there are videos on youtube on how to fix this. Most of them are people banging on the top or the xbox while it's reading. The one that worked for me was a video where somebody closed the tray really fast when they first started up the xbox, it somehow resets the drive, or something. Took a few tries but it's worked for me every time.

I don't have sound right now to listen to the video, but it looks like this is the same technique I used.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5MkUQPzELg

shit dude...my slim gave out in the summer of last year with the open tray error...and I saw some videos how to fix it and none worked...and I did not want to mess with replacing the drive so I just bought a new one...the old slim has just been sitting in my room gathering dust...just tried this trick and it worked...lol...it took a few times...but hell yeah..thanks!

Mazje
01-12-12, 03:21 PM
Is it with any disc...CD and DVD included? Replacement drive is about $38


It's just some of the newer games.

K&AJones
01-12-12, 10:06 PM
This may or may not help or already confirm some things you know or tried but here it is...

http://www.xbox360repair.ca/diskreaderrors.html

msdmoney
01-13-12, 02:26 AM
shit dude...my slim gave out in the summer of last year with the open tray error...and I saw some videos how to fix it and none worked...and I did not want to mess with replacing the drive so I just bought a new one...the old slim has just been sitting in my room gathering dust...just tried this trick and it worked...lol...it took a few times...but hell yeah..thanks!

Glad to hear it worked. I almost didn't believe it at first because the first few times it didn't work, but eventually it just works somehow.