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Old 08-10-2010, 12:04 PM   #1
firlands25
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
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:42 PM   #2
Kaotician
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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Old 08-11-2010, 01:11 AM   #3
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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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Old 08-11-2010, 01:46 AM   #4
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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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Old 08-11-2010, 07:29 AM   #5
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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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Old 08-11-2010, 11:45 AM   #6
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how can one fix a Disc with toothpaste? *amazedness*
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:45 PM   #7
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Re: Why does my Xbox think its playing a DVD?

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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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Old 08-11-2010, 01:52 PM   #8
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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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Old 08-12-2010, 10:30 AM   #9
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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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