So my girl gets me an xbox refurbished system from game stop. Well, right off the bat, the Need for Speed game that it came with causes disc read errors. I pull the disc, notice that it has minor scratches, and try a game stop fine abrasive polish and lint free polishing cloth for removing scratches from discs. It makes the disc noticeably more reliable but i still got the error message every 15 minutes or so. The system does this with new discs as well. I'm going to try a cleaning kit for the box, but I fear that the dvd drive may be on it's way out, and is the real culprit. My question is, how many of you guys have had similar problems with your box and had a cleaning kit remedy the problem. I'll be pissed if the dvd drive is bad on a supposedly refurbished system. If I do have to replace the drive, does anyone know why the thompson drive might not be as good as the phillips or samsung drive? The thompsons are so much cheaper, there has to be a reason for this.