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The door wont open and it seems to be in test mode at all times

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Try turning your xbox on it's side.

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For the drive tray door that will NOT open do this.
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  2. Get a paper clip and insert it into the tiny hole just to the left of the power button to manually open the tray door.
  3. While the tray is open take a Q-tip (aka cotton swab) and clean the edges of the tray guides and carefully spray a little compressed air into the bay (***do NOT shake can before or during use and hold the can vertically so only air and no refrigerant comes out***).
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For the DVD tray that will not stay closed.
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