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Old 12-29-03, 07:55 AM   #1
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What the heck is wrong with my Xbox?

Has anyone ever experienced this with an Xbox:

I place HALO into my Xbox and it does not load. It comes back with the message:

"This is an Xbox disk, please place it into your Xbox to play it".

I then proceed to turn my Xbox on and off a few times and it starts working. It used to come up the first time every time with this disk, but now its not. Should I be concerned?

I have yet to experience it with other games, but is this the first sign that my Xbox is doomed? Its only like 4 months old (my 2nd one-- first one broke so i am getting a litte gunshy with these things).

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Old 12-29-03, 08:28 AM   #2
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Mine thought PSO was a DVD movie a couple of time, but that's it.
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Old 12-29-03, 09:48 AM   #3
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Sounds like your lens may be dirty. I know someone who used a dvd cleaner on theirs and it works fine now.
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Old 12-29-03, 10:12 AM   #4
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Sounds like, best case, a dirty lense, worst case a bad drive.
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Old 12-29-03, 12:54 PM   #5
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It could also be that the original drives used (thompson i think) were crummy and could fail at some point. Check out the teamxbox forums I believe for other people with that problem (if that is yours or just happens to be the one disk)
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Old 12-29-03, 03:37 PM   #6
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Are you absolutely certain you didn't put the disk into your PS2?
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Old 12-29-03, 04:18 PM   #7
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Originally posted by Kromax
Are you absolutely certain you didn't put the disk into your PS2?
don't have a PS2 hooked up to that TV, so I'm fairly certain.
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Old 12-29-03, 09:19 PM   #8
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A couple of time mine said something like "please insert an Xbox game or DVD movie" when I had an Xbox game in there already. I ejected the disc, and reinserted it, and all was well. Guess the system just has hiccups every now and then.
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Old 01-03-04, 07:41 PM   #9
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I have had my x-box from the beginning and I had something very similar to this happen to me today (first time it ever happened)

I put in NBA STREET 2 and it would not load, eventually a message came up that said something like "Make sure that the disc you put in the xbox is an xbox disc, video cd, or dvd" I took it out and put it back in and got the same message. I repeated this a few times and finally took the game out, looked at it very carefully and it was SPOTLESS, none-the-less I cleaned it with one of those dust rag thingys that are made for cd's, and it worked fine. (but I KNOW it was clean before)
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