The Xbox 360 is the second game console made by Microsoft, and was released November 22, 2005.

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new optical drive plays cds and dvds

but when a game is inserted, the display reads "unrecognised disc " is tghis a disc fault or the optical drive

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Pam Gibson, how did you replace the drive?

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Pam Gibson, you do remember that"The Xbox 360 is designed so that the DVD drive works only with the particular game console it is installed in. Replacing a defective DVD drive with a replacement DVD drive does not work, since the replacement has a different DVD drive key, which the game console won't accept." source. Problem is, you can not just change the drive. The drive has to be mated to the console with the right keycode. Check on here and here for more info on this. It is most likely that it does not work is because the drive is not mated...

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