I haven't gotten any error messages, but my 360 wont read any disks. I've tried to clean them by blowing at them etc, but nothing works. This goes for all games. Sometimes it'll register that the disc is in and start up, but it won't let me make any selections (eg. on Modern Warfare 2, I can't choose multiplayer (haven't tried any other options). In other cases, it wont even register that there's a disk in. Now, I installed Assassin's Creed 2 and MW 2 to the hard disk, and now I can play them as long as the 360 recognizes that there's a CD in, which might take a few tries of popping it in and out. I can't keep doing this. Has this happened to anyone else? Is there an easy way for me to fix it? Gizmyle
I too had this problem waaaaay back when R6: Vegas came out. I don't know if you are getting the white screen saying something along the lines of "put this disk in an xbox 360" in several languages or not but my xbox had trouble recognizing disks. Unfortunately it only got worse, my friend. Started with the dvd tray, then went to E74, and shortly after... RRoD.
I don't know yourmanufacture datebut if you bought it around 2006-2007, the culprit could be the DVD drive. M$ used three different brands in the early days of the 360 and it seems the Samsung drive was the most problematic. It was a $130 fix back then since the warranty didn't cover it but i just waited for the RRoD and it was under warranty.
I can't think of any quick fixes other than opening up the console, flashing the firmware on a new DVD drive and going from there, but if its under warranty (three years RRoD and E74) then just hang on to it untill catastrophe. In the future tho, installing games to the HDD is a great way to cut down the chances of having this happen again and generally improving the life of your 360.
Hope this helps.