I borrowed the game from my friend a while ago, and its in perfect condition (not even a smudge). I tried it a few times a couple years ago, but now that ME3 is out, I figured I'd try it for reals so I could eventually get the whole trilogy.
The Problem: I got onto Eden Prime, and within a few minutes the game crashed. The screen went black, and thats the end of it. I rebooted my 360, loaded from the autosave, played for a few minutes, and it crashed again. I deleted my saved games, then I made a new character, got to Eden Prime, and it crashed again!
Just so I'm clear, its a total crash. I can't bring up the Xbox menu, and taking the disc out does not take me back to the dashboard. Just a black screen. It requires a restart each time.
Another thing worth noting: I had gotten past Eden Prime with an ealier character, so I don't think the disc has anything wrong with it.
Any suggestions? The only thing I can think of trying is deleting all ME data from the hardrive and letting it reinstall any updates, then trying again.