This article will tell you a bit more about an error that some people have been facing when you pull a Xbox 360 game disc in to the DVD drive and it will not play. This has been mystifying a lot of you so I thought I would write out a quick article that explains why this happens and how you can attempt to fix it.
A lot of people think when this error happens that they need a new DVD drive, when the truth is your DVD drive is probably still functional.
The main problem here is caused by overheating!
The DVD drive has receptors on the back and as you play your games because the console takes too much heat any way, sometimes the DVD drive can heat up at the back and as these receptors take more heat you may notice that the DVD drive becomes considerably louder.
There is typically no warning before you get this error and you will find that you go to play your games one day and you do not get an error message just an unresponsive disc reading problem.
So what can you do if you get this problem?
Well unfortunately it does mean that your Xbox will need to be repaired and you can either send it back to Microsoft and arrange for them to come and pick it up for you. This will take about 4 to 6 weeks to have it repaired, which I am sure you will agree is a long time.
If you can not wait that long then another choice you have is to use an Xbox 360 repair guide that will show you how to stop the heat build up with videos and text instructions. If you are going to go down this route you must make sure that you get a good guide that has been on the market for over two years.
Also check that it has a full preview and good customer support and then you can be sure that you are getting a good guide that will help you with the problem.
Hope this article has told you a bit more about the disc read error and that you get it fixed soon!