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obiwanchernobyl

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360 disc reading issues. (search function not working)
« on: August 09, 2009, 11:55:11 AM »
I browsed the site for awhile looking for the same issue but couldn't find it. Plus if I search for "benq", nothing comes up, which shouldn't be.

Anyway, heres the problem and what I have tried.

I put any game in and the xbox doesn't recognize the game. You can here the drive run for a moment then stop.

I pulled the drive apart and watched it as the xbox does its pre-test on initial power up. The laser turns on and the disc motor lifts and spins for a moment. I tried cleaning the laser with alcohol, but it didn't work.

So now I need to figure out if it's the laser or the drive's circuit board at fault.

I have very little experience actually diagnosing lasers and such, so any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ben

 

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Re: 360 disc reading issues. (search function not working)
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 07:06:30 AM »
try a music cd, if that works its more than likely just your laser needs replacing
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Re: 360 disc reading issues. (search function not working)
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2009, 08:15:36 AM »
nothing reads.
Is there any way to actually test the laser?


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Re: 360 disc reading issues. (search function not working)
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2009, 11:45:27 AM »
try cleaning laser with alchol if works then means its laser, or open the case and watch what your drive does.
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Re: 360 disc reading issues. (search function not working)
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2009, 11:54:20 AM »
i did that. take a look at the first post.

suggestions?

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Re: 360 disc reading issues. (search function not working)
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2009, 06:12:18 PM »
laser is defo f***ed just stick a new one in pretty easy.