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I had a mishap a little while ago where I managed to absent mindedly get 2 discs into the XBox disc tray, and then played some arcade games, so I didn't realize it until I smelled burning plastic. I took the discs out, and for a bit the 360 wouldn't play anything. After awhile, other than some slow load times, it worked fine. BUT, it scratched the hell out of the bottom disc, and I'm suspecting it's still scratching discs.
I think, to be on the safe side, I should look into repairs/a new box, but in the meantime, I was wondering how you prevent the scratching. Fable 2 played fine (it was the disc on top) for about 3 days, and now it's unreadable, with the circular scratches that everyone has read about. Throughout the course of playing Fable though, while the system was off, we had moved the XBox from vertical to horizontal (with the disc still inside), twice, as my roomate and I read various accounts of what is best to avoid the scratches.
So any advice here? The system is still working, and we've played an hour or so of crappy games (Perfect Dark Zero!) to test the Box's scratching before we continue to play anything we actually like, and it seemed ok (the box is vertical again). It didn't scratch that game up, so I'm hoping it's safe to play...
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