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Well i can get my tray opened and closed but it wont read the disc. and the belt came out and its broken

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Look around and buy a new dvd drive

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My xbox 360 will not read the disks i put into it. it is like it isn't reading that there is a disk in in the tray. it says open tray then close tray over and over again. it wont spin the disk to read it.


Inspect and clean your disc Take a close look at the bottom side of your game, movie, or music disc (the side without a label or image). Are there scratches? Excessive scratches or smudges can prevent your console from reading the disc. Clean your disc Hold the disc by the edges without touching the top or bottom surfaces. Using a soft, clean, slightly damp cloth, lightly wipe from the center of the disc outward.

· Note Use ONLY water to clean the disc.

· Once the disc is clean, load the disc into your console and see if the disc plays.

Or Click here to download repair guide

Jan 04, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Put disc in xbox 360, said reading then open tray. wont play no discs


@paulhull58 when the disc tray closes push down firmly on the top of your xbox where the tray is. if not clean your disc.

Apr 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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It wont read my disc it sits there and doesnt attempt to read any disc it says open tray how can i fix this?


Ahhhhhh This is a fun one! Ok here is the first thing you should do. Put a disk in the tray and keep in mind the position it is facing. Close the tray and wait for your system to say open tray now open the tray and examine the disc. Let me know if it is in the same position and we'll go from there!

Mar 14, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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As soon as i turn on my 360 the disk tray light wont stop blinking and disks wont read


Listen close and see if you hear the tray motor running. If you do then, most likely, the belt and pulleys that move the disk tray are dirty. Which might also explain not being able to read disks. Here's what to do: Pull the face plate off of the 360. This will NOT void your warranty. Beneath the disc tray (look under and "into" the tray) you should see a gear wheel on your left side. Push eject. Use a toothpick (or similar object) to turn that gear from left to right. Keep turning and the tray should pop open. Unplug (WITHOUT turning off) the 360. Pull the disk tray to full extention and look through the slot in the center of it. You'll see the belt and pulleys. Tweeze the belt out small pulley first clean the belt & pullies w/alcohol. Put belt on big pulley first. Then run a lens cleaner disk when you get it opening again.

Nov 24, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 wont read my discs it just says open tray and close tray


the discs are probably from a different region, i had the same prob

Aug 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox will not read any of my games


try playing a different game *******

Jul 29, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Games wont play


Check if theres anything blocking the disc drive.If that doesn't work each game has a warranty.

Jun 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 disk tray wont stay shut


My 360 is/was having a similar problem...my 360 would say "reading disc" then "open tray". Well since my system is only about 8 months old...I opted to send it in for repair. Its under warranty. My system is in route to be fixed as we speak. I would advise you to get yours registered too.

May 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox does not read discs.


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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