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My xbox 360 sounds ill

My 360 will rarely read a disc i get the open tray message even when i put a recent 360 game in, when the games do work my xbox sounds like a baby in a kettle and you can hear the disc spinning louder than normal. dunno if its connected but all my games have this problem except cod5???? random

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Strangely enough inside any of those game boxes is a simple DVD reader driver like for a PC.

It can be replaced.

First I would try cleaning it with a spray air electronic cleaner or any sort of DVD reader cleaner.

Dust will accumulate in them even with the little door that covers it when closed.

If that's not the case, the sensor can also be cleaned with alcohol and a q-tip if you take off the case or the motor may be going bad ont he DVD drive itself.

Start with the basics.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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