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  • Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

    Hi

    Anyone help? Just started playing the game. My Xbox thinks its playing a DVD, not a game for about 5 or 6 times before it will start playing properly.

    Anyone tell me why

    Thanks in Advance

  • #2
    Re: Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

    Either a dirty disc or a dirty lens will be corrupting the data the xbox is trying to read. Clean both.

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    • #3
      Re: Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

      The "DVD Message" will also be caused by overheating of the console. Make sure your console is well ventilated.
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      • #4
        Re: Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

        Either a dirty disk

        Or

        Dodgy DVD drive

        Just hit it or something

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        • #5
          Re: Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

          Had that when my copy was scratched, (but fixed it with toothpaste). Has your copy got any scratches on it?

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          • #6
            Re: Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

            how can one fix a Disc with toothpaste? *amazedness*

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            • #7
              Re: Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

              Originally posted by Pfoffie View Post
              how can one fix a Disc with toothpaste? *amazedness*
              It was a lifesaver when the xbox chewed up the AW disc when it arrived a day before the release date.

              Its usually a last resort, but if you get your hands on white toothpaste, theres a chance its 'abrasive' - meaning it has small bits in which can make smaller scratches to help make the larger scratches (causing the DVD fault) finer.

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              • #8
                Re: Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

                aaahhh!!! you were like polishing it with toothpaste?
                Thank you lots for explaining. i'm sure this can come in quite handy if a disc scratches on a sunday

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                • #9
                  Re: Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

                  Toothpaste can sometimes work, but as Demite said, it's usually a last resort.

                  If your disc is scratched, most game retailers will be able to resurface the disc for you for about £3. GAME in the UK will repair 3 discs for £5. This is by far the best option to repair a disc.

                  Assuming your disc has normal scratches from accident, neglect or misuse, it'll be restored to an as-new condition. The only thing it won't fix is deep gouges into the disc, cracks, warping or damage to the label side of the disc.

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