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Xbox does not read discs.

Alright, I turn my xbox on, the disc tray opens, closes, then opens again.(by the way it opens very slow.) the light is always blinking and never stops. When i get my disc in the tray and it closes, it goes to the xbox dashboard screen and stays there, with the light still blinking over and over. My xbox also doesnt let me close the disc tray by pushing it closed with my hand either. I have never mistreated my xbox and i have alwyas pressed the button to close and open the disc tray. can you please help me!!

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  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem. Its got something to do with the laser I think, after a certain period of constant use it just packs up.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    my tray on my xbox will not close and it has a orange and yellow light on the circle

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Rapid pushing on the A button while its trying to breifly read will some times play the game. (doesnt work for dvds, but will for my games ) still serching for a better answer myself.

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I have the same problem.. but mines a little. differnt.. any disc i put in it wont read.. how do i fix that?

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Getting to the dashboard screen is a good thing but still cannot rule out a bad circuit board or power supply. All the symptoms point to a bad DVD drive but the opening/closing by itself do indicate a problem with the microprocessor. Can you turn the power on and off with the small button?? If not, would definitely suspect bad board.

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