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So I've had my Xbox 360 for over a year, maybe close to a year and a half. And it's never given me any trouble in any way.
Then, last week, I find my copy of Mass Effect lying shiny side down on the bottom of my dusty TV cabinet, put there by my sister and her friend while they were attempting to use my 360 as a DVD player to watch a movie. Putting the game in later, it seems to stutter as it runs, and eventually it starts to freeze at random points while I'm playing. Taking the disc out and examining it, I see what appear to be small scratches at random places on the bottom of the disc.
This aggravates me, because Mass Effect is the 360 game that I actually play on a regular basis, at least until Fable 2 comes out. After griping to my sister to be more careful, I use some Best Buy gift certificates to help me buy a new copy of the game. Secure in my future use of the game, I make the final push from Virmire to the endgame and get the long-desired Renegade ending. I then download Bring Down The Sky, and plan to play it the next weekend when I'm home from school.
Yesterday, I relaunched the game with my old character, and again, everything seemed fine.
Tonight, I tried to resume playing my new-old file, but it froze on me three times. This may have resulted in me tapping the top of the 360 in frustration. The third time, I open the disc drive only to hear a grinding sound as the tray slides out. And there is now a crescent of scratches around the outer edge of the bottom of my new disc.
What the hell happened to my disc drive between this week and last?
I don't wanna kill anybody. I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from.