Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console - Black
Possibly the laser has failed, Take to a qualified technician for further assessment.
Posted on Jan 13, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: xbox 360
The likely hood is your spinner motor is bad. Crack the case. Take the dvd drive out and remove the top then reinstall in it original place. Don't install the plastic case. Turn it on by ejecting the the dvd (small hole on the left front use a pen tip) put a disc in then you can see if the disc spins or not if no then the spinner motor is bad. If you don't see the laser move or light up you may have a bad laser or the motor that moves the laser could be bad.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
sounds like your Disc Drive has taken a **** I have had the same issue and I had to open it up to make the drive start to spin again
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
SOURCE: xbox 360 not reading discs
This is going to be a bit long -- but very detailed, so please read it carefully. There are several reasons that an xbox 360 system will have problem reading discs. The error messages also vary from unreadable disk, no message at all but the game skips, "please insert disc in a 360 console" to "open tray." There are a few reasons this may happen:
1. Bad disc. Check the back of your disc for scratches. If it looks good (or plays fine in another console), then the disc is probably fine. Also-- try more than 1 game to be sure.
2. Bad laser. The XBox 360 has a DVD drive very similar to a PC's DVD drive inside. The drive contains a bunch of parts including a few motors and gears and a laser. The laser is the part that actually reads the disc. The reality is... with all the hours and hours of gameplay, lasers do eventually wear out. The laser isn't very easy to replace, but it is replaceable. You can find any and all XBox 360 lasers at the following website:
3. Bad DVD Drive. Sometimes other components inside of the DVD drive can become bad such as the motor that spins the disk, the motors that open the tray, etc, etc. You can get a new DVD drive to just replace everything, including the laser, in one shot but there is a catch. The XBOX 360's DVD drive is tied to the motherboard using a software lock. The easiest way to overcome this lock is to buy the exact same manufacture DVD drive that is in your system now, remove the circuit board from the old DVD drive (which contains the software key) and transfer the circuit board into the new DVD drive that you purchase. If you do this simple procedure, there is no flashing involved. The following website carries DVD drives and also provides instructions on swapping the circuit board from the old drive into the new one.
XBox 360 parts: http://store.richspsxparts.com/xb360ac.html
DVD Drive Swap Info: http://store.richspsxparts.com/imnooninxb36.html
Posted on Nov 17, 2009
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