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    Frequent Disk Read Errors

    My Xbox lately has been giving me frequent disk read errors. While playing Fable: The Lost Chapters, I get a green screen saying "There's a problem with the disc you're using. It may be dirty or damaged." I would normally would be a disc problem but it's happening with other games too. I'm guessing it's the eye that is the problem. I've tryed using a product called CD Laser Lense Cleaner by Clean Mates. Four or five times actually. It's basicly a CD with a small brush attatched that cleans and helps you with speaker tweaking. It did SQUAT. I'm really getting ticked off by this now. Does anyone know an inexpensive way to fix this?

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    You can also tweak the lazer for better performance and if after tweaking its no good you can buy just the lazer about 16 go here for a tutorial on tweaking..

    http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/xbox_dvd_repair.htm

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    Thanks, that fixed a TON of problems.

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    No probs, so you are now classed as a lens tweaking wizard..

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    I wonder if he'll sue you when it starts burning holes in his discs.

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    lmfao@chipito

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    Well... it WAS fixed for about a day and a half, now it's having the same problems again. I DON'T WANT TO SPEND MONEY. That and I left three screws out when I put it back together. :P

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    There is a chance that you may have converted your drive into a "LightScribe" version.

    These are quite rare and you may get a good price for it on Ebay ;-)

    Seriously though - you may be better just biting the bullet and replacing the drive.

    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken

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    When you tweaked the laser, did you use a multimeter and drop the resistance to 850 ohms, or did you just dive in with a screwdriver and twizzle the pot?

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    I have a shiny sixpence that says he's a pot-twizzler.

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    I honestly think you would be better off buying a new drive!

    Red

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    Yeah, I was afraid I'd blow my hand off or something, so I mostly took it apart, cleaned the eye with a q-tip and glass cleaner and pushed it back as far as I could. Was that bad? ^_^'

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    Quote Originally Posted by GODKRY
    Yeah, I was afraid I'd blow my hand off or something, so I mostly took it apart, cleaned the eye with a q-tip and glass cleaner and pushed it back as far as I could. Was that bad? ^_^'
    Well that was not Tweaking the pot if thats what you mean..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rugrat
    Well that was not Tweaking the pot if thats what you mean..
    It was more like tipping the velvet ........

    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken

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    Ya lost me....

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    Did you take Rugrats advice earlier in the thread ?

    If you did and it didn't work, then the drive is charvered.

    If you didn't then you should, and if it still doesn't work then I can tell you that your drive is definitely charvered.

    hth
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    Ok, thanks, I'll try that later then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GODKRY
    Ok, thanks, I'll try that later then.

    Good man.

    You have a multimeter?
    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken

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    And yet again the Great Clogger invents a new word CHAVERED brill..

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    Is that in addition to charvered?

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    lol.

    I would love to take credit for the "charver" word, but to be honest it's old market slang for copulation, therefore ...

    to charver is to copulate, charvering is copulating and if something is said to be "charvered" it's basically fcuked.

    I think Ruggers was thinking about all the chav jokes, so I guess "chavering" is two chavs copulating......

    Damn, this malt is good stuff ;-)
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    This place is becoming a "Centre of Online Learning Excellence", what with all the educational stuff being posted.
    I must dig out my old Mortar Board and wear it when online from now on.


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    The little toggle will just tickle your nose.
    Art in Heaven. As seen on Channel 4 (thrice), and the Birmingham Evening Mail.

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    Yeah I got a multimeter. I think I have two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GODKRY
    Yeah I got a multimeter. I think I have two.
    One will do just fine ;-)

    Did you try the mod that Rugrat gave you above?
    I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken

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