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Open tray we put a game in and shut the tray and says reading and than open tray.wont play the game.

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  • mendex Apr 13, 2009

    i have the same problem...i think it has something to do with the laser

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    "open tray" is seen after loading disc. It won't read.

  • cjpcahill Apr 14, 2009

    after i put in a proper 360 disc it just says reading and then open tray and wont read, it can take me up to an hour to get game to load by wich time i just loose interest, this is crazy, i sent it to a qualified computer programmer and it worked fine again for less dan a day and i even let it cool down time to time but it started failing again as soon as i changed game and now bk to square 1, MICROSOFT SUCKS SO EVERYBODY SHOULD ABANDON THEM AND GET SONY PS3s only the best, pleeezzze help

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    Armand Marchand Apr 14, 2009

    yeah, i have the same problem with my xbox 360. Only difference is sometimes mine makes a crazy noise before it plays, after a while of this i took my xbox apart and took a look at the dvd drive. i tested it out while there was no cover in it, and as it was spinning it looked like the lens would hit my disc and knock it out of the drive. i had no cover on mind you... still have the problem though.

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Hello, after looking for a solution to this problem and not having much luck in finding any i started to try and come to my own conclusions and to experiment.
i've noticed that when i press the eject button (with the cover off of the xbox and the DVD drive) the lense would slide back away from the xbox, which im not too sure but i think its what it's supposed to do. I took a guess that the lense would move too far back and when you insert a disc it goes in and the lense does not see it because the disc is just out of its view.
After this i manually moved the lense close to the spindle (or whatever you call it =P) gently... i then put the cover back on the dvd drive and inserted the disc. And VOILA! it worked.
Mind you this is only a quick and temporary fix and my xbox is currently set up with no top cover on it lol, to save me the time of disassembling my xbox 360 and reassembling it.
So for now im using a sketchy looking xbox 360 with no top cover... but hey it works and i saved 100 bucks. And i kno most ppl know this but if you still have your warranty DO NOT try this as it will void ur warranty, so until i find a better solution, ENJOY!
-Armand M.

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    Armand Marchand Jun 03, 2009

    hello again, i forgot to post the permanent solution i have to this problem. I was kinda preoccupied fixing my newly aquired red rings- I'd like to thank my beloved friends at M$ and congratulate them on putting such a quality product onto the world market- so, anyways what i did was just unplug all the components inside the dvd drive and plug them back together. It worked nicely for a week or two until i got my previously stated red rings. I'm guessing my GPU got loose from me smacking the **** out of my xbox when i had the unreadable disc problem. Well good luck on the DIY fix, ENJOY!


    -Armand M.

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