I have an old white Xbox 360 and it has stopped recognizing discs.

Example: if I insert a disc in the Xbox it starts spinning the disc but after a couple of seconds, it stops and it says that I have to insert the disc when I have already done it, so my understanding is that its not recognizing that I have put the disc inside the Xbox and closed the disc compartment.

Can anyone tell me a solution for this problem?

  • Have you seen gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/253/… ?
    – Timmy Jim
    Apr 26, 2022 at 19:34
  • yes but the problem is different, beacuse not only it doesn't read the disc but it says the i didn't close the disc compartment
    – StudentMB
    Apr 26, 2022 at 19:35
  • Xbox 360 consoles are "getting up there" in age at this point. I remember my Xbox 360 (also the old White one you speak of) had the same issue, and that was years ago at this point. Unfortunately, the disc readers seem to slowly overtime stop working reliably. I believe it is possible to replace the DVD drive, but you'd have to be willing to risk doing some repair yourself (or take it somewhere to get it fixed).
    – Timmy Jim
    Apr 26, 2022 at 19:36
  • Ok i see, thank you.
    – StudentMB
    Apr 26, 2022 at 19:38

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I am afraid that your laser is almost dead. My PS3 has been doing precisely the same - a few seconds of spinning disc and then stopping. Sometimes a couple of times, but with no result. Rarely was the disc read correctly.

I suggest you take your console to some service, but it will probably end with laser replacement.

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