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Disc tray won't close

I find that my xbox had started randomly doing this: When I press the button to open the disc tray, it opens faster than it should be. Then it will not close. It closes about one tenth of the way then stops. It will still read discs but why has the tray started doing this?

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Whenever you need help with your Xbox or Xbox 360 accessories, allways check out Xbox Customer Support

The answer to your question is quite long, so here's a link.

Xbox 360 disc tray help

Hope this helps

Posted on May 22, 2009

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The next step I would try is replacing the disc drive. This of course will void your warranty if you do it yourself I would suggest requesting repair from Microsoft if it is in warranty (http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/repair/repair-process)

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Use the following steps to close the disc tray on an original Xbox 360 console.
Step 1: Remove the disc from the tray Step 2: Make sure the faceplate is on correctly
The faceplate is the plastic piece on the front of your console.
  • Press firmly around the edges of your faceplate to snap it into place (make sure it is flush with the rest of the console). If the faceplate is not on correctly, the disc tray won't close.
  • If you find that the faceplate is the problem, please contact Xbox Support to order a replacement faceplate.
If this does not resolve your issue, please try step 3. Step 3: Press the eject buttonTry closing the disc tray by pressing the eject button. If the disc tray successfully closes, open the tray and insert a disc. Now try opening and closing the tray with a disc in the tray.
Note Make sure that the disc isn't sticky and doesn't have any labels that could prevent the tray from closing.
If your disc drive still will not close, please try step 4. Step 4: Move the disc drive tray
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Note Make sure that the disc isn't sticky and doesn't have any labels that could prevent the tray from closing.

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  1. Gently move the tray up and down, and then from side to side.
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If the disc tray still will not close, you need to have your console repaired. Step 4: Request a repairIf the disc tray will not close, you need to have your console repaired.

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    For most Xbox consoles, the manual release button is located in a small pinhole to the left of the eject button under the disc tray.

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