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My xbox 360 will not read games and says to open tray. how do i fix this problem?

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The laser might just need re-aligning or the power adjusting so that it will read the discs again. as the previous poster mentioned cleaning the laser with a cotton bud and spit is as good as anything but only wet the tip a little bit enough to wipe the laser. The you would be better to adjust the 'pots' on the 360 laser because after a lot of use the laser unit loses power and starts to get disk read errors. we can fix this type of error and we will knock £5 off the price for all fixya users. www.fixmyconsole.co.uk

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You can try cleaning the dvd drive by firs cleaning the dust out of the inside and then cleaning the laser with alcohol on a qtip. If this dont work then it needs to be serviced.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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