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Why does my Xbox keep saying the disc Cannot be read?

Why does my Xbox keep saying the disc Cannot be read?

If your console tells you to insert a disc when a disc is already inserted, that means it doesn’t recognize your disc. In these scenarios, there are two possible issues: The settings for instant-on power mode can render a small number of consoles unable to read discs. The console’s disc drive needs servicing.

Why won’t my Xbox 360 read discs it just says open tray?

Press and hold the power button at the front of the Xbox 360 console until it shuts down completely. Turn the Xbox on by clicking on the open disc tray and physically make the disc tray go back in with not too much force to knock the tray of its tracks but with enough force to close it manually.

How do you clean a Xbox 360 disc?

Rotate the disc and wipe again from the center to the edge. Keep rotating until the entire disc has been wiped. Wipe straight from the center instead of in circles. Wiping in circles around the disc can increase the risk of scratching.

How do I fix an unreadable disc?

Clean the disc with warm water, soap, and a cloth and then dry it, making sure that no lint is left behind. Squeeze toothpaste onto the disc and rub it on the disc in a straight motion from the center out to the edges. Finally, wash off the toothpaste and dry the disc. It should work now!

Why is my Xbox 360 not playing games?

I recommend doing some basic troubleshooting like clearing the system cache and re-installing that software update. To reinstall the latest Xbox 360 update, follow these steps: Clear the system cache. Roll back and then reinstall system updates.

How do you clean an Xbox 360 disc?

What does disc rot look like?

Signs of disc rot On CDs, the rot becomes visually noticeable in two ways: When the CD is held up to a strong light, light shines through several pin-prick-sized holes. Discoloration of the disc, which looks like a coffee stain on the disc. See also CD bronzing.

How do you clean an Xbox 360 disc drive?

To clean it:

  1. Hold the disc by the edges without touching the top or bottom surfaces.
  2. Using a soft, clean, slightly damp cloth, lightly wipe from the center of the disc outward. Do not use solvents to clean the disc.
  3. Load the disc into your console and see if it plays.

How do I clean the laser on my Xbox 360?

You can try one of those cd’s with little brushes on them or you can follow this guide then remove the four screws holding the drive together and from here you can remove the top case and take a cotton swab with a little bit of rubbing alcohol on the tip and gently wipe the lens off.