Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
I just found a post on this and it worked for me. My warranty is past. So I took matters in my own hands. I took it apart which was fairly simple cleaned the lens and surrounding areas but it didn't work. But this is what I found out its not reading the disk because the disk isn't spinning. With the box apart and drive open I put it back in the system and turned on the power I noticed the drive would spin slowly I then while the disk was trying to load I spun the disk by hand to help it along and wala it started spinning I powered down put it back together and as of 10:45 2night my gaming nightmare is over. I hope this was helpful. Good luck all!!
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
I believe you can use a DVD cleaner
without voiding your warrenty. If you have a warrenty then call Xbox
tech support to get it fixed. And if you don't buy an extended warrenty
for $50 and then call them and tell them you need your Xbox fixed
steps to be followed.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
I just bairly bought the new 360 slim yesterday... took it home played a few games, then left the house. came back at night time tryed to play my games but nothing would happen. it kept just saying open tray like their wasnt any game in it. so luckly i still had the box and every thing that came with it so i just took it back this morning and got my money back.... this is my 4th xbox 360 since they all started comming out. i love them but i hate them more than anything right now. the new 360 is a dissapointment to me seeing that happen already. i shouldent have to baby something i just paid 300 dollers for.... bull shi
Posted on Aug 13, 2010
Hi I used the lens cleaner on my Xbox and now its not even reading ONE game!! -.- HELP!
Posted on Sep 01, 2009
Check ya discs first then if no scratches go to xbox live and get the lastest updates for ya 360.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your DVD drive's laser is malfunctioning.
You have a few options:
1) Decrease the resistance on the laser to increase power, and it may be able to read the discs again. A guide for that can be found here.
2) If that doesn't work, or you do not wish to do that, you can replace the laser head all together. Replacements can be found on eBay. You can follow this guide to replace the laser head.
3) You can replace the DVD drive completely, but it will require taking the original drive's firmware and putting it on the replacement one. The guide for that can be found here.
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
SOURCE: xbox 360 tray will work
Ok 90% of the time your console gives you the open tray icon when it tries spinning clean disks is because the laser has gotten to weak to read them. Your options are buy a new dvd drive or pot tweaking the laser which is relatively easy if you are not afraid to go hands on with electronics.
here is a good video on the tools you will need to open your xbox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7V4NotgA
Now first i would try cleaning it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7V4NotgA
if that doesnt work I would recommend pot tweaking and here is a tutorial for that http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/topic/93454-how-to-pot-tweak-xbox-360-dvd-drives/
honestly if you do not know much about electronics I would recommend just buying a new xbox dvd drive for like 20 bux off of ebay. But you will still have to open the xbox to figure out what drive you have and to actually swap it
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