Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
One day playing halo 3 my disc drive starts making extremely weird and loud noises like the something scratching against something, so i frantically pulled the disc out but there was absolutely no sign of any scratch on the disc. I hadnt been playing that long either. Now whenever i play a game it says unplayable disc or "please insert into xbox 360 console to play". Is the disc motor shot or something and do i need to buy a whole new one or is this under warranty?
what has most likely happened is that the magnet which holds disks in place has dis-lodged and is now stuck to the roof of the dvd drive. Unfortunately the only way to resolve this would be to open up the xbox 360 and open up the dvd drive to fix.
So if you're not confident at this or in doubt in any way I'd contact Microsoft first if it's still under warranty, if not then it's a case of opening up the drive yourself I'm afraid.
Note. Does the drive attempt to spin up when you put a disk in?
Or does it just make small noises then nothing except "open tray" on screen?
Posted on Nov 09, 2007
All you have to do is buy a new hard drive
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
However you have to make sure what type of disc driver is it if its a samsung one and you buy a hitachi drive it wont work. Whatever disc drive you xbxo 360 originally came with you have to replace with the same exact one other wise the 360 wont read it properly. Plus if you hear your disc scratching its probably the laser inside of the disc driver. Currently that i am aware of microsoft disc drives inside of the 360 are screwy due to the fact that their laser gets too close to the disc and scracthes it so. Your probably better off on buying a new one but make sure its the same type as your original one or it wont work.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Get a new one
Posted on Jan 12, 2008
If it isnt the magnet issue (hitachi drive only) then the solution is the drive isnt spinning the disc, in which case open the console, open the drive top, and hand spin your disc on the spindle for about a minute or so, make sure you push the laser block to the back of the drive, and when you power it up it should spin.
Posted on Dec 01, 2007
My 360 says "open tray" when I put a dvd or game in. What is going on? What should I do? Is it covered by warranty? Austin J.
My 360 says "open tray" when I put a dvd or game in. What is going on? What should I do? Is it covered by warranty?
Posted on Oct 22, 2007
Yes you need to buy a whole new one and no it is not covered by warrenty
Posted on Oct 08, 2007
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