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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-10-12, 08:16 AM
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mine did this ,its laserburn .
the laser has got to close to the disc ,vibrations can cause it( i have wooden foors and the kids running round the room will doit ) the xbox not being level and moving it while its working also causes it or thr laser getting to hot (which is a relacement job)
covered under warranty if it is afault , register at xbox (just enter the serial number )
and theyl pick it up and fix it .
HMV have a disc cleaner and this can recover the disc, not all the time but at 2 its worth apop
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And yeah, if the xbox moves at all, it can damage the lasers or the game inside, so always remove disks before moving.
Yeah, unfortunately something precariously balanced on the top of my TV fell off and knocked the console. You should have seen me manically cursing and trying to turn the Xbox off before the damage was done...

... I was too late

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Oddly as with Red Corsairs mine did the same. My Xbox did the same to my Fallout New Vegas, What can happen even if you dont appear to have had a power cut or surge what can happen is that the disk can stall when the power level in the xbox 360 when either current drawn raises or lowers this also happens when the console turns on and may cause the disk to temporarily shift position in the console. This can correct itself in no time but will make a near perfect circle on the reading face of the disk. One way to protect your console is to ensure you have surge protection on it. Alternatively toothpaste or brasso can be used to clean/polish off the disk if you are carefull.

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It helps to install the game if you are going to be putting many hours on it. Not a foolproof way but it does help. My cousin is on his 3rd CoD:WaW because of this, and he has been laid off for about 9 months, so he has put MANY hours on the XBOX.
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I only install games that dont work all that well without being installed...

*cough*Halo:Reach*cough*

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My little brother has been using the Xbox 360 quite a lot lately, putting a lot of time into Lego Star Wars III. He played the game earlier today, and it worked fine. When he had finished I watched some Star Wars bonus material on the Blu-Ray player for a couple of hours, before going back to playing "The Old Republic", and my brother returning to Lego Star Wars III. Note, the disc was at no point ejected, yet when he turned on the Xbox and started the game, the Xbox said "Disc Unreadable". Well, I restarted the machine, thinking it was just a glitch, but the same text popped up.

I ejected the disc to check if it was scratched, and to my shock I saw a circle which went around the disc, about a centimeter (and a half?) from the edge of the disc. A damn perfect circle. I checked every other Xbox disc I had, and none had a similar circle, so I think its a scratch that has been caused by the machine.

Can Xbox`s do this? Is there anyway for me to confirm it? The game was bought less than a week ago, so it is kind of pissing that it just suddenly breaks without any human contact.
Yeah, that only happens when the 360 has moved WHILE on, other than that I don't know.




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Common problem with xboxs actually. Back when the 360 first came out it was called a disk eater. You can call microsoft and get a replacement granted you have 80% of the disk.

Source: I am an xbox ambassador. I know things

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Common problem with xboxs actually. Back when the 360 first came out it was called a disk eater. You can call microsoft and get a replacement granted you have 80% of the disk.

Source: I am an xbox ambassador. I know things
Interesting. I'll probably call them up about my Fallout: New Vegas sometime as I never did bother replacing it. If I can be bothered.

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would never happen on a ps3

HUGE BITZ RESTOCK NOW ON
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would never happen on a ps3
The PS3s online userbase is its #1 clutch. Gamers do not care about hardware specs if they can have more fun playing with others on one console vs the other.

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