Disc drive damaging DVDs

Discus and support Disc drive damaging DVDs in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Hi there, If I leave a DVD running in the 360 (say I forget to turn it off and leave the DVD playing on a menu screen), there's a good chance that the... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Ackter, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Ackter
    Ackter Guest

    Disc drive damaging DVDs


    Hi there,

    If I leave a DVD running in the 360 (say I forget to turn it off and leave the DVD playing on a menu screen), there's a good chance that the disc drive will damage the DVD. It produces rings and scratches all over the DVD, causing serious playback issues
    (jumping, freezing, playback termination etc).

    This is with the most recently released Xbox 360 (black slim, with the internal memory).

    What are my options?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    Ackter, Jan 6, 2014
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  2. pstep
    pstep Guest
    Takes a long time to read discs...

    The cheap and easy start is to use a DVD cleaner disc to try to clean the disc drive lense. Other than that It could be a damaged or mis-aligned laser in the drive that is VERY tricky to fix. If the cleaner disc won't work just swap out the drive.

    -me
     
    pstep, Jan 6, 2014
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  3. loki_d20
    loki_d20 Guest
    Blu-Ray Playback Bad for Xbox One Laser?

    I understood your question.

    The reason old consoles had bad disc drives was because of movement issues primarily due to top loading mechanisms and not other issues. Slot drives, which the Xbox One used, prevent damage from long term use.

    So, the answer is, yes, you will be fine using your Xbox One as a Blu-ray player over a long period of time.

    Sent from a Russian Bot Account
     
    loki_d20, Jan 6, 2014
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  4. MattKV1
    MattKV1 Guest

    Disc drive damaging DVDs

    Hello Ackter,

    I am sorry to hear about your discs getting scratched. This is what I would recommend to lessen the chance of that happening in the future.

    Firstly, I would set up your Xbox 360 in a horizontal position. Any disc drive is more prone to damage a disc if its being operated in vertical position. Next, I would eject your game discs or movie discs when you're not using them. With your game discs,
    if you can install them to the hard drive, that would help as well. I'm not sure why drives do this, but it has happened to me across all my disc based consoles.

    So to recap, try to use your Xbox 360 in horizontal position (if you're not already), and remove your discs when you're not using them. Install games to your console's hard drive when you can.

    I hope this helps out, and again, sorry that your discs are getting scratched!!
     
    MattKV1, Jan 6, 2014
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  5. Unkn0wn1
    Unkn0wn1 Guest
    Also along with what MattKV said, you could also turn on Auto-Off, located in the System settings. It can give you the option to automatically shut off the console after 1 hour of inactivity.
     
    Unkn0wn1, Jan 6, 2014
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  6. MattKV1
    MattKV1 Guest
    Heldbowl, I hadn't thought of that! Thank you for that good tip Disc drive damaging DVDs :)
     
    MattKV1, Jan 6, 2014
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  7. Ackter
    Ackter Guest
    Hi, thanks for the replies.

    It's scratched discs in both the upright and horizontal position, but its also just scratched a disc while I was watching it - I made it through to the credits and then it started juddering and freezing.

    I've not had it scratch a game disc yet, only DVDs.
     
    Ackter, Jan 6, 2014
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  8. MattKV1
    MattKV1 Guest

    Disc drive damaging DVDs

    Hello again Ackter,

    I've thought more about this. You mention that only your DVD's are getting scratched. And by that, enough scratching to damage the disc's operability. I would like to ask you if your Xbox 360 is located near any of your TV's speakers, especially your
    Bass speaker. It would make sense to me that if your game discs are not getting scratched, that something is being introduced when you're watching movies. I really think this may have to do with being a vibration issue. I also speculated that it may have
    to do with the thickness of certain DVD's.

    Does any of this seem like it may be feasible to you?
     
    MattKV1, Oct 31, 2018
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  9. MattKV1 Win User

    Disc drive damaging DVDs

    Heldbowl, I hadn't thought of that! Thank you for that good tip :)
  10. Ackter Win User

    Disc drive damaging DVDs

    Hi, thanks for the replies.

    It's scratched discs in both the upright and horizontal position, but its also just scratched a disc while I was watching it - I made it through to the credits and then it started juddering and freezing.

    I've not had it scratch a game disc yet, only DVDs.
  11. MattKV1 Win User

    Disc drive damaging DVDs

    Hello again Ackter,

    I've thought more about this. You mention that only your DVD's are getting scratched. And by that, enough scratching to damage the disc's operability. I would like to ask you if your Xbox 360 is located near any of your TV's speakers, especially your
    Bass speaker. It would make sense to me that if your game discs are not getting scratched, that something is being introduced when you're watching movies. I really think this may have to do with being a vibration issue. I also speculated that it may have
    to do with the thickness of certain DVD's.

    Does any of this seem like it may be feasible to you?
  12. Unkn0wn1 Win User

    Disc drive damaging DVDs

    Also along with what MattKV said, you could also turn on Auto-Off, located in the System settings. It can give you the option to automatically shut off the console after 1 hour of inactivity.
  13. MattKV1 Win User

    Disc drive damaging DVDs

    Hello Ackter,

    I am sorry to hear about your discs getting scratched. This is what I would recommend to lessen the chance of that happening in the future.

    Firstly, I would set up your Xbox 360 in a horizontal position. Any disc drive is more prone to damage a disc if its being operated in vertical position. Next, I would eject your game discs or movie discs when you're not using them. With your game discs,
    if you can install them to the hard drive, that would help as well. I'm not sure why drives do this, but it has happened to me across all my disc based consoles.

    So to recap, try to use your Xbox 360 in horizontal position (if you're not already), and remove your discs when you're not using them. Install games to your console's hard drive when you can.

    I hope this helps out, and again, sorry that your discs are getting scratched!!
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