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Won't read disks

The thing is, it not that is says disc unplayable or whatever, it's just that when I put the game in it read it for a sec, but then just says open tray. HELP!

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  • Hailey Branham
    Hailey Branham Nov 15, 2008

    I have the same problem when i put a disc in the xbox 360 is just says open tray and never reads the disc

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SOURCE: laser is not reading disc says "open tray" after 2 sec. xbox 360

my xbox 360 elite has 2 red lights, which im led to believe is over heating, but it had only run for 15 seconds so cant of overheated so whats the problem? regards paul.

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

buddah300
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SOURCE: my xbox says open tray when there is a disc in it

common xbox flaw mine does the same ,just keep opening and closeing the tray till it reads the disk,this can be very annoying .your dvd tray is probally on the way out

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

xboxexperts
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SOURCE: i have a xbox 360 witha benq drive it won't read the games

This is a pretty common problem in the 360 and sometimes it will act a little crazy with errors like "please put into a 360 console", or it thinks games are dvds and just says "play dvd" after putting a game in. This is usually caused from the laser which is either dying out not getting enough power. You can either fix it yourself which will void the warranty, or send it in to get fixed which will cost around $100 for a new drive.

first open up the dvd drive and clean it good, including the laser. Then try the dvd drive POT Tweak
if you decide to get a new laser, then click here for instructions on how to install it properlly.

If you don't want to get a new laser or do the pot tweak, you can get a replacement drive on ebay or somewhere. It must match the key stored on the motherboard, so you would need to taked the pcb board out of the old drive and put it into the new one for the keys to match.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

localwonder
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SOURCE: My 360 keeps saying unreadable disk no matter what game i put in

Ok, this is optical lens assembly failure. the lens is burned out and unable to scan due to lens failure. simply replacing the dvd rom optical lens assembly will restore the reading ability of your unit.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: games wont play. Problems with Disk player

If you don't have the tools to open your 360 go to best buy or an office supply store and get a can of compressed air and blow the dust out of the dvd drive. If that doesn't work then the lens needs to be cleaned with a q-tip and alcohol. This has worked for me on numerous occasions.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

repairtech99
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SOURCE: My Xbox 360 Halo 3 edition hardly reads any disc successfully!

This most likley a weak laser .
8 mw 633 nm laser diodes fail in stages
as they get weaker the cd ups voltage
to the laser diode till you get to full gain, affter that
it's time for a new laser .Good news
there cheap 30.00-40.00 and not too
hard to swap out yourself .

Rob

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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