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    Default Original xbox doesn't recognize games

    So my original xbox sometimes displays a message that it cannot recognize.... etc. Only sometimes, however. Anybody know a troubleshooting or quick fix? I deleted the game save already.

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    1)Clean the DVD lens using a commercial cleaner. Make sure the discs you are using are in great shape with no scratches and/or smudges.

    2)If nothing, open the Xbox and clean the lens directly using a cotton swab with a bit of alcohol, IN CIRCULAR MOTIONS and without excessive force. Dry using dry side of cotton swab, wiping in circular motions once more.

    3)If still nothing, tweak the potentiometer. This tweak will depend on the DVD drive, as it's values vary widely from drive manufacturer.

    4)If still nothing, replace the lens from the drive with a new lens. New lens must be the same as the old lens, for the same drive.

    5)If still nothing, replace DVD drive. Hell, replace the IDE cable with an ATA100 cable if you wish, just make sure it's the appropiate length.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megasdkirby View Post
    4)If still nothing, replace the lens from the drive with a new lens. New lens must be the same as the old lens, for the same drive.

    5)If still nothing, replace DVD drive. Hell, replace the IDE cable with an ATA100 cable if you wish, just make sure it's the appropiate length.
    I believe I would just get another Xbox before doing these two things, but that's just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HurricaneAndrew View Post
    I believe I would just get another Xbox before doing these two things, but that's just my opinion.
    Lens are dead cheap, usually fluctuating from $8-$10.

    A drive can be replaced if a spare one is at hand, say from another console that "died". It can be purchased, but it's very expensive.

    This is why I softmod my console: so I can play directly from the HDD.
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    I hope cleaning lens might have solved the problem but if it still persists then go to http://xboxrepairswizard.com/
    Where you will find solutions of every problems!
    Neil Andrews for X-box repair wizards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeilAndrews View Post
    I hope cleaning lens might have solved the problem but if it still persists then go to BLAH WEBSITE
    Where you will find solutions of every problems!
    The topic is about the original Xbox, NOT the 360.

    Good attempt at trying to advertise yourself, but wrong place to do it.
    Last edited by megasdkirby; 05-09-2010 at 08:51 AM.
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