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Xbox360 disk wont spin

Okay my friend's xbox360 wont spin the disk's and he took it apart and he tryed to fix it and all he does is spin it but it wont stay spining if u have any sigestion's e-mail me at lildelvaux91@aim.com

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SOURCE: unplayable disk[even when nothing in it!]

buy a new one

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SOURCE: wont spin and says open tray

its possible that the mainboard is sending too much voltage through to the drive itself causing it to blow. on the other hand it could be that the laser was on its way out anyway and might be coincidence. its a hard one to eliminate.






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SOURCE: disk tray comes right out

with out yall

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E74


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first try switching out av cables if that doesnt work then send it back to microsoft for repairs

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http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-Disassembly.htm

Okay, your xbox is apart. Next, your going to have to remove the x-clamps and GPU. Then you are going to have to resolder the GPU to the motherboard by overheating your GPU. llamma also has a really good write up on this as well. They also sell the tools that you will need, and the washers and bolts you will need.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/ring_of_light_x-clamp_fix.htm

Once you've resoldered your GPU, then you might want to consider installing a CPU fan on your outside case to prevent your xbox from overheating in the future. As of now, you cannot buy the new GPU heatsinks which have the heatpipe technology, so this is the best thing to do for the voided xbox's.

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