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May 18, 2011

Certain Xbox 360’s cannot read discs after new dash update great compo to be had

Some lucky xbox 360 live users will be receiving a great bit of compensation from Microsoft. The new dash update that bring’s along with it new anti-piracy measures are making a small number of xbox 360s unable to read discs. The update enables the use of XGD3 discs which have 1GB more space. So if your a live user and are having this problem contact Microsoft as in exchange you will receive xbox 360s 250GB HDD and 1 years live for your troubles. The problem is detectable over live so if you are not on live or thinking about chancing your arm you’ve had it. See the full press release below for details.

Press Release

Following a recent update to our system software, we have become aware of an issue that is preventing a very small number of Xbox 360 owners from playing retail game discs. This issue manifests itself as a unique “disc unreadable” or “disc unsupported” error on the screen and is unrelated to our recent public beta. We are also able to detect this issue over Xbox LIVE and are proactively reaching out to customers that may be impacted to replace their console. Any Xbox 360 owners receiving this error are encouraged to contact us at so we can verify if the console has been impacted.

This disc read error message is tied to a change in the disc reading algorithms in a recent software update and is not specific to older or newer versions of Xbox 360.

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