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360 samsung disc fix

Hello, you fixed your samsung disc drive. i have my 360 open and my disc drive out. it is a samsung, the same model, and i am having the same problem. i just wanted to know what you did to the motor to fix it.

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    it just reads cds and it says reading but when it stops the disk won't run



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I bought a second hand drive from a seller on Ebay and swapped out the motors...basically replaced the hardware mechanisms. samsung drives being the oldest 360 drives tend to wear out first.If you cant get 2nd hand for reasonable price get one from Ebay coming from Hong Kong..

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If your Xbox 360 Disc tray won't eject

If your Xbox 360 DVD drive won’t eject it can be a very simple fix.

The Samsung drive is almost always a very simple fix, if you have another drive, it may be more difficult.

To identify your drive, follow this guide:

• Remove the faceplate by firmly grasping the opening for the USB ports and pulling.
• Underneath the DVD tray there should be a small hole.
• Look at the wires in the hole to identify which drive type you have.

Red and Black Wires = Samsung Drive
Yellow Wires = LiteOn Drive
White Wires = BenQ Drive
No Wires = Hitachi Drive


It is very common for a Samsung drive to not eject. It’s a very simple fix for this!

1. Power on your Xbox 360
2. Press the eject button
3. When the Xbox 360 “tries” to eject, just simply push in on the tray cover.

That should make it eject!

If it does not, please follow the guide for the other drives below:

This requires you to disassemble your Xbox 360. IF you don’t know how, look it up on google, there are plenty of guides.

Then follow these steps:

1. Remove your Xbox 360 DVD drive from the Xbox 360
2. Turn over and remove the four screws securing the drive (6 screws if it’s a Hitachi)
3. Remove the top cover of the DVD drive.
4. Put the drive back in the Xbox 360, connect the wires, and power on your Xbox 360.
5. Once the 360 powers on, eject the drive. Most of the time it should eject normally. If it doesn’t you may have to force it.
6. Unplug the Xbox 360. If you turn it off with the power button the tray will close first, we need it open.
7. Near the front of the drive, you should now be able to see and access a small rubber band that was hidden by the tray.
8. Remove the band, lubricate and replace.
9. Replace the top cover and hook up and test.
10. If that doesn’t work, you may need a new rubber band. If you can get one of the right size, replace and test.

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My xbox 360 console will not read game discs. no matter what game disc i place into the tray it reads "open tray". what can i do to fix this??


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Hello, This problem ( I know from personal experience), is a disc drive error... this is definately a fix-it yourself project! First of all, you must open your xbox 360... The video i learned this from was at youtube , this is the video :
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Hello brian, i had the exact same problem with my xbox 360 and it is not your tv , it is simply the laser lens inside the disc drive. here are the steps you need to follow:
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3)open the disc drive and then take out the laser's lens and give it a good clean. the laser sometimes gets very dirty from sucking in dust particles from the air.
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To april23

what has most likely happened is that the magnet which holds disks in place has dis-lodged and is now stuck to the roof of the dvd drive. Unfortunately the only way to resolve this would be to open up the xbox 360 and open up the dvd drive to fix.

So if you're not confident at this or in doubt in any way I'd contact Microsoft first if it's still under warranty, if not then it's a case of opening up the drive yourself I'm afraid.

Note. Does the drive attempt to spin up when you put a disk in?

Or does it just make small noises then nothing except "open tray" on screen?

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