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Xbox 360 disk spins while ejecting

When I eject some games without turning of the xbox 360, the tray ejects but the disk will keep spinning in the tray for a couple of seconds. Only some games do this, while others stop completely and then eject. Any help on how to fix would be appreciated. Also, someone told me that at the dashboard, with a disk in it should not be spinning. Is this true? The game spins but slower than when the game runs.


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  • tmweir Dec 16, 2008

    I have the same problem. Exiting the game by going to the dashboard doesn't stop the cd from spinning. If Im on the dashboard not running a game, and then eject the disk, the cd is still spinning at full speed and scratches the disk. I have to turn off the console, and then start it up by pressing the cd eject button, then the cd wont be spinning yet.

  • dbeachboard Jan 10, 2009

    mine does the same thing... and "kleeper", even going to the dashboard doesn't stop it from spinning... the only way it stops is by turning off the console. but i noticed mine doesn't do this for music cds. but it does it for every game i've played on my 360. also, when i am playing games, i can here the disc starting to spin faster, then it slows down, which makes a grinding sound and scratches the disc even more.

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    i did that but the game continues to spin whilst on dashbord

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    Its annoying and it screwed up my Halo3 disk. So now when I take it out( Press Y and and head to dashboard ) Then take it out and it comes out spinning it and it only started the 2 time on 3-16-09. Please reply with any anwsers


  • t_dunk12 Mar 16, 2009

    This suckks!! It won't stop even at DashBOARD!!!!!!



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I had this same problem, so i figured, "what the hell?" i might as well open the dvd drive up and clean it out. so i looked for how to video for taking apart my 360 and opening the dvd drive on you tube( this voids your warantee of course) and i cleaned all the dust out with compressed air and swabs dipped in alchohol. this worked for me so i hope it works for you.

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Don't open the tray when a game is running. Instead press the (x) button in the middle of the control then press 'Y' exit to the dashboard. This way the disk will stop spinning before you take it out.

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

  • rag dolly anna Sep 25, 2012

    yes but if you read the comments it happens even when sat in the xbox dash



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