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Disc reading error for the xbox 360

Everytime i insert a game into the 360 theres 2 clicking noises and on the dashboard it says open tray i dont know how to fix it.

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If it's not reading disks, the problem would most likely be that the disk drive itself. Usually it happens with a certain type of drive. My modded 360 had the same problems. So I bought a new one and it worked great. Two options. Buy a guaranteed disk drive from ebay and replace it yourself, or buy a new xbox. Ask me if you have any questions. Hope this helps you out.

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On the front of the xbox 360, if there are 3 red lights (where green lights are) then this is called "3 red lights of death".this is common on the older models, and is caused by the ball grid array on the proscessor not being soldered correctly, and after repeated hot & cold cycles the chip would come loose from the motherboard. That's the bad news. Here's the good news. After thousands of people were having this problem (including me) microsoft finally gave in, and now no matter how old the unit is, microsoft will replace it for free. Originally, they only had a 3 month warranty.
What really sucks, I sold mine (Broken, same problem, and warranty expired) for $20. Two weeks later, I found out microsoft finally changed their policy and agreed to replace all units with this problem - regardless of age - for free. It sucked for me, but this should help you.

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Is this problem with just one game? if so, check the inner ring of the CD for 'minor' cracks. Use a flashlight to inspect as even minor or hairline cracks will cause this.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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If you want to do the rubber band trick let me know.

 

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