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Xbox 360 tray system

When game loading it says reading then open tray

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  • dunte01 Nov 04, 2008

    says insert cd dvd but makes funny sound but does not reconise theres a disc in there ??

  • ryuuzakil25 Nov 07, 2008

    this applies to my xbox 360 elite about 10 months old, i press open tray then insert a disc (e.g my brand new gears 2 disc) and it says loading for a couple of seconds and shows the 360 with loading circle then makes a funny grinding noise and says open tray again. also sometimes it keeps flashing then the tray goes in on its own. personally i think the belt/motor or sliding mechanism is old 

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    Same exact problem. Elite about 1 year old.... EERRRRRRRR

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    i have this same problem about not reading disc not the opening automaticly though. i found out that while its saying reading to tap above the disc drive (when xbox is flat horizontal) like the motor is bad loose connection or something when tapping on it it keeps spinning and finally works. makes a lot of noise though (this is on a regular 10gig xbox) im dealing with it not i already sent it to them once and they sent it back the same

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    how much for new laser

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    where would you find a new drive for the 360 besides sending it in and paying 100 dollars for it to be repaired

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You both need a new drive. Most likely it's the laser and not the PCB board. Thanks!

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