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fanofslipknotib
11-10-2002, 03:29 PM
Every game I try doesnt work. I keep getting the error saying it cant regognize the disc. When it finally does work, it makes this clicking noise as it spins, and nothing loads. For example, I could load my Franchise in NFL 2K3, and when I went to the edit players, no pictures of them were there, just an empty box. Anyone know what I shuld do before using my 2 year warrenty?

xboxmaster2002
11-10-2002, 03:32 PM
well if you can use the warentee yet use itbut you can try starting the game up and fliping your xbox upside down that should work, but its not the best for the system but if its already broken not much else could go wrong

J Dub
11-10-2002, 03:34 PM
If you flip your Xbox upside down you are begging for the disc to be jammed. I wouldn't do that if I were you. I would use your 2 year warranty.

EHWfedPres
11-10-2002, 03:35 PM
run a lens cleaner thru and see if that helps.

xboxmaster2002
11-10-2002, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by Xx J Dub 2k xX
If you flip your Xbox upside down you are begging for the disc to be jammed. I wouldn't do that if I were you. I would use your 2 year warranty.

it doent jam the demo discs when they dont work and you have to flip your xbox upside down

MerimacHamwich
11-10-2002, 03:49 PM
Flipping your xbox upside down does just as much good as shaking hands with your cat when it is sick.

It sounds like a problem with your laser. Try running a lens cleaner (a safe one) and if that doesn't work try your warranty. My friend had the same problem. Sent his in and he got a new one sent back in 3 days. Good Luck.

EHWfedPres
11-10-2002, 03:55 PM
Get a Zenith lens cleaning disc witht he 3 brushes on it...works wonders.

fanofslipknotib
11-10-2002, 03:56 PM
I ran my lens cleaner a couple times and it didnt really help much. I'll try a few more games a little bit later.

fanofslipknotib
11-10-2002, 04:53 PM
Well hows this for odd. The lens cleaner says to go to track 3, but track 3 doesnt play. 1 and 2 play, but not 3. Is it still cleaning though if I just let it run on track 2? All it needs to do is spin, right?

fanofslipknotib
11-10-2002, 08:13 PM
Hmm, might it have something to do with the fan being VERY dusty perhaps? I slightly blew into the back of my xbox and a cloud of dust came out. Might that be the problem?

SPARTAN VI
11-10-2002, 10:32 PM
What did you do!?:eek: All I can think of is calling 1-800-4MYXBOX, maybe they can help more than anyone here.

Discretion
11-10-2002, 11:05 PM
Use your warrenty NOW. Best thing to do unless you want to have no XBOX for longer than you should! I am glad I got a 2 yr warrenty on the sucka. Other wise it would be bad unless it didnt break. If you have a warrenty, USE IT

darianX
11-10-2002, 11:56 PM
Call the number and get it sent back for repair. Mine was acting similar to yours last week until it got to the point that it wouldn't load any game at all. Sent it on Friday of last week...hopefully it will be back home in time for Xbox Live :eek:

melon
11-11-2002, 01:27 AM
turn it upside down? this is not a cheap psx guys

Snoopy7548
11-11-2002, 10:36 AM
i just found something out. if you turn your xbox on, then shut it off like 1 second later, it beeps. lol:D

fanofslipknotib
11-11-2002, 11:52 AM
Except I'm lucky enough to have a store warrenty. I just gotta take it t the store I got it from and they'll give me a new one.

Question though, does that mean I lose all my saved games or do they somehow transfer hard drives?

carlbme
11-11-2002, 12:13 PM
Unless you have a memory card you'll probably loose your saved games by taking it to the store

fanofslipknotib
11-11-2002, 12:24 PM
thought so. Imma probably get one.

fanofslipknotib
11-11-2002, 12:35 PM
More updates.

Turns out that it reads audio CD's just fine, it's just the games that arent working...very odd.

Professor Kaos
11-11-2002, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by carlbme
Unless you have a memory card you'll probably loose your saved games by taking it to the store
i would need like 15 memory card for all my ****, i got lots of files, but i wouldnt waste the money buyin that many if i were you.