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Noisy Xbox - With 1 game only?

LukeAger
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Noisy Xbox - With 1 game only?

I have a the new style xbox 360 slim 250gb and use it mainly for sky go and netflix however from time to time i actually get chance to play games on it.
Its always fine with most games like BF3, dead island, skyrim ect.... however last night I put in Left4Dead 2 and it started making a god awful noise. I quickly opened it up, the disk was in fine and couldn't see any immediate problems. I put it back it and the noise started again.
I put another few games in and there was no noise. I have checked the disc for Left4dead 2 and looks in perfect condition, there isn't a single mark on it, yet it makes my xbox noisy when i put it in.
Has anyone come across this before. Suggestions?
(i usually have the xbox stood up on its side but iv tested this flat and stood up)
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waynem
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Re: Noisy Xbox - With 1 game only?

Hi Luke
i have had this before  and all i could put it down to was the  head  having to search for the info on different parts of the disc ...trouble is its hard to say without hearing the Noise ! , will it install to Hdd ?
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Re: Noisy Xbox - With 1 game only?

It could well be an 'out of balance' disk, it's surprising how fast these things rotate and a slight balance issue can make a lot of noise.
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Re: Noisy Xbox - With 1 game only?

I get that with some games on my PC but its when they have strict DRM, so could be your Xbox DVD drive is needing a clean or the heads realigned.
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LukeAger
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Re: Noisy Xbox - With 1 game only?

Thanks chaps,  i'll give it a clean and see if that helps. The disc still seems to play so I will try and instal it to the Hard drive.
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Re: Noisy Xbox - With 1 game only?

luke best advice i can give you is throw the darn thing in the bin and become a real online gamer Wink Get a pc lol
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Re: Noisy Xbox - With 1 game only?

Just as a check - and assuming it fits physically - see what happens if you use it in a PC optical drive
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luke best advice i can give you is throw the darn thing in the bin and become a real online gamer Wink Get a pc lol

Tongue I don't think I qualify really as much of a gamer. Its just now and then why I can get a moment online. I'm a MAC man myself which has its advantages however gaming is not one of them. I had to forfeit the life of a PC gamer when I opted for an OS that worked  Grin
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I find this strangely ironic.

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Re: Noisy Xbox - With 1 game only?

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Just as a check - and assuming it fits physically - see what happens if you use it in a PC optical drive

^^^^
alternatively you could try installing the game to your xbox hard drive and see if its the same once playing the game assuming the disc boots?