I’ve been having a problem with my XBox (NOT a 360) freezing on me. The screen will go black with the message “There’s a problem with your DVD/XBox game. Disc may be dirty or damaged.” Or something like that.
The discs aren’t dirty or damaged, as this has happened with games fresh out of the shrink wrap (Madden '07 is the worst). It happens most frequently with EA Sports games. The newer they are, the more they freeze up. I’ve had this XBox for about 4 years.
I don’t want to buy a new one, and I don’t want to buy a 360 yet. Is there anything I can do to fix it? I’m not exactly Tim the Toolman, but I can work a screwdriver if I need to.
This almost never happens with my kid’s games, and it has never happened with a DVD. Usually it’s only with Madden, though Fight Night and EA’s baseball game have given me problems too. Also, sometimes I have difficulty getting the game to start up at all. I will get an error message in the startup menu saying pretty much the same thing, that the disc may be dirty or damaged, which it never is.