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I have the same problem that this guy had: Why can't I focus the focus crystal?

The thing is that I play Skyrim on Xbox 360, and the solutions that were mentioned there were all solutions to the PC version.

Is there someone who knows how I can fix this bug on the 360? I don't have access to console commands or mods there.

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I'm having the same problem; only thing is at first I could move the beams of light a bit with flame and ice, but now they dont move at all. Even the buttons to move the discs on the ceiling don't, work or only one works. – user17561 Jan 1 '12 at 13:36
possible duplicate of Revealing the unseen - Focus the oculory - Why can't I focus the focus crystal? - While the other question has an accepted answer which requires the Console/PC version, every other solution posted (and there are several) does not, and there isn't anything about the XBox 360 that would render any of them unworkable. The nature of the non-PC platforms for this game is that some bugs are not 'fixable' by the player. – LessPop_MoreFizz Jan 1 '12 at 16:26

In general, a good thing to try is leaving the area, and waiting 5 in-game days, then going back and trying again. Things tend to reset themselves.

Make sure that you're using the base flame/frost spells, and not something higher-level. Make sure the buttons work to adjust the lenses. Watch the YouTube video highlighted in the other question to make sure you're targeting the correct crystal.

I play exclusively on the Xbox360, and haven't had any issues with this question in 3 separate play-throughs.

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