XBOX Laser Eats Shit

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XBOX Laser Eats Shit

Post by ghostparty » Mon May 08, 2006 9:51 pm

So a couple of weeks ago my brothers XBOX's laser started to freak out.
Sometimes it loads, sometimes it doesn't (or it interrupts during the game with the "disk dirty or damaged/invalid game" warning).
He talked to XBOX support and they recommended he install a new laser, He did, he installed it and alas, the problem remains.
XBOX contacted again: "We're sorry sir we can't help you if you've modified your console."

Has anyone else had this problem and (obviously), what was the solution (if any)?
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Post by Politiko » Mon May 08, 2006 11:12 pm

I have that same problem. Except for know, it has progressed so that it doesn't read ANY discs. I never tried to call it in or anything, so I just pulled out my Dreamcast and started playing it again.
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Post by dcmodder » Tue May 09, 2006 12:14 am

drop it off the roof and get a new xbox
wont u be my friend?
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Re: XBOX Laser Eats crap

Post by Disheveled DrFreeze » Wed May 10, 2006 1:34 pm

ghostparty wrote:So a couple of weeks ago my brothers XBOX's laser started to freak out.
Sometimes it loads, sometimes it doesn't (or it interrupts during the game with the "disk dirty or damaged/invalid game" warning).
He talked to XBOX support and they recommended he install a new laser, He did, he installed it and alas, the problem remains.
XBOX contacted again: "We're sorry sir we can't help you if you've modified your console."

Has anyone else had this problem and (obviously), what was the solution (if any)?
sounds like a thomson drive, and yeah, those are crap

you could try getting a samsung drive from ebay or something, or just get a new xbox.. considering how expensive those samsung drives can be
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Post by ghostparty » Thu May 11, 2006 9:54 pm

Well some retard at Microsoft DID recommend it and now he's out like $60 or so.
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