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Xbox dvd drive

My dvd drive wont stay closed on one system and will not open on my other system. what can i do to self fix?

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I have had both these problems before.

For the drive tray door that will NOT open do this.

  1. Turn off, disconnect from the TV and unplug your XBOX (otherwise your risk the remote chance of causing a short).
  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***).
  4. If this does not fix your problem you while have to have your XBOX serviced unless your are comfortable taking your XBOX and DVD drive.
For the DVD tray that will not stay closed.
  1. See step 3 and 4 above.
For disassembling your XBOX and DVD drive there are numerous guides online. (www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/cleaning_your_dvd_drive.htm)


Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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