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Xbox 360 3 red rings, cant open disc tray

My xbox 360 has the 3 red rings on the ring of light, and i cannot open my disc tray to take the disc out.

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Their is a manual eject slot on the xbox under the faceplate, this page should tell you how to do it, but you do need to be persistant and give it a lil force.

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No red rings or flashing lights..does not play disc..says open tray..close tray.

You will need to clean the lense on the cd drive.
Either purchase a cd/dvd lens cleaner from walmart or similar store..

Or dismantle the 360, open up the drive, and clean the lens your self with a q-tip and some rubbing alcohol.

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First it wasn't reading disk at all but there was no red lights now the tray won't open and there is 3 red lights blinking 2 on left one on bottom right

you have the red ring of death this is a bug in the system. you should call microsoft support and tell them your xbox 360 has the red ring of death and ask them if there's anything you can do to fix it or if you should send it to them.

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those red lights are the rrod(red ring of death)if still under warranty send back to microsoft its the cheapest and safest way to garuntee that the problem is solved just be sure to keep on there cases as they have a dendency to take a while hope this helps

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hey mate, i have the same problem, i know how to solve it.. my xbox just got 3 red rings and seeing where i can help myself. But, what u need to do, is when ur disc tray starts to close when there is a game in there, tap on the top of the xbox where the disc is. Dont tap too hard, just when its not working, try a little harder. If u dont believe me, type it in on youtube. Good luck mate :)

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sendit back to microsoft they will send u a new one

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Short of taking it apart yourself, there isn't much you can do. The same thing happened to mine (I was also receiving the red rings). I sent mine back (due to the red rings)and they sent a new 360. If it is still under warranty, I highly suggest phoning Microsoft and explaining the situation. Also remember, if you are experiencing the red rings, Microsoft has extended the warranty to 3 years.

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