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How do you open a halo edition xbox 360 disc tray without power. Tried to use the paper clip in hole b but doesn't seem to do anything. I am spinning the gear but nothing is happening.

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It should be able to pull out.

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Disc draw will not open


Manually eject the disc tray
  1. Disconnect the power cord and any other cables connected to the console.

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  2. Uncoil a paper clip.

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  3. Position the console horizontally, as you would position a DVD player.
  4. Find the yellow sticker behind the vents on the left side of the console.
  5. Insert the straight end of the paper clip into the eject hole which is located just above the yellow sticker (as shown in the picture below).

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  6. The disc tray should pop out slightly. Pull the tray out the rest of the way with your fingers.


Note If a disc is in the tray, make sure that it is not sticky and does not have a label that might prevent the tray from opening again in the future.

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If you cannot get the disc tray to open, please see the following article: 906936 The disc drive of your Xbox 360 console does not open

uparrow.gifBack to the top Original Xbox 360 console: How to manually eject the disc trayFirst you need to remove your console's faceplate. Here's how:
  1. Unplug the power and A/V cables from the back of your console.

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  2. Position your console horizontally, as you would position a DVD player.
  3. While holding your console firmly, push the faceplate away from the console with your thumbs.

    Note You will need to use some force to remove the faceplate.

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Manually eject the disc tray
  1. Uncoil a paper clip.

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  2. If your console has holes below the right side of the disc drive, insert the straight end of the paper clip into the hole as shown in the picture below.

    If your console does not have the holes pictured below, skip to step 5.

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  3. Push the paper clip until you feel some resistance (approximately 1" or 2.5 cm into the hole).

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  4. If you're successful, the disc tray will pop out slightly. Pull the tray out the rest of the way with your fingers and skip to step 9. If the disc tray does not open, try the next step.
  5. Find the two holes below the left side of the disc drive, and insert the paper clip into the first hole on the left.

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  6. Push the paper clip until you feel some resistance (approximately 1" or 2.5 cm into the hole).

    Note Make sure you are pushing the gear mechanism and not the metal plate.

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  7. If you're successful, the disc tray will pop out slightly. Pull the tray out the rest of the way with your fingers and skip to step 9.
  8. If the disc drive is still stuck closed, insert the paper clip into the adjacent hole (to the right) and push again. If you're successful, the disc tray will pop out slightly.
  9. Now plug the power cord into the back of the console. Press the eject button to open and close disc drive. If the disc drive works properly, reattach the console faceplate.

Note If a disc is in the tray, make sure that it is not sticky and does not have a label that might prevent the tray from opening again in the future.

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If you cannot get the disc drive to open, please see the following article: 906936 The disc drive of your Xbox 360 console does not open
uparrow.gifBack to the top Xbox SupportPlease visit the following website for information about how to contact Xbox Support: support.xbox.com/pages/contact-us.aspx

Apr 09, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Hi,the door for putting disc in wont open.every time i push the button there is noise comn from machine like its trying to open but it cant?


Hello,

This happens to me every now and then.
Here is how you can get around it:

Sometimes, you cannot open the disc tray on your Xbox 360 console by pressing the eject button. Any of the following things may cause this problem:
  • There is a hardware failure that affects the console, the disk drive, or the eject button.
  • A disc is lodged in the mechanism.
  • The clear protective plastic strip that is applied to the front of the tray to protect it during shipping is preventing the disc tray from opening.
To manually eject the disc from the disc tray, follow these steps:
  1. Unplug the power cord from your Xbox console. For more information about how to disconnect the power supply, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 906205 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906205/ ) How to connect and disconnect your Xbox 360 power supply
  2. Position your Xbox 360 console horizontally, as you would position a VCR or a stereo component.
  3. Remove the faceplate from your Xbox console. For more information about how to remove the console faceplate, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 907331 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907331/ ) How to attach or remove the faceplate on your Xbox 360 console
  4. Depending on the kind of disk drive that you have in your Xbox 360 console, you can use one of the following methods. Note In each case, make sure that you align the tool (a paper clip or stiff wire) to pass through another notch behind the hole on the console casing. Collapse this imageExpand this image906935.jpg
    • Method A: Insert a straightened paper clip or other small, stiff wire into the first hole from the left side of the disc tray. To release the disc tray, push the paper clip into the hole to press the manual eject mechanism. The manual eject mechanism is a white lever that is visible behind the console casing. The hole is located about 1.5 inches (approximately 4 centimeters) from the left edge of the disc tray.
    • Method B: Insert a straightened paper clip or other small, stiff wire into the second hole from the left side of the disc tray. Push the paper clip repeatedly into the hole to turn a gear to release the disc tray. The hole is located about 1.5 inches (approximately 4 centimeters) from the left edge of the disc tray.
    • Method C: Insert a straightened paper clip or other small, stiff wire into the hole that is directly under the "X3" logo on the Xbox 360 label on the disc tray to release the disc tray. The hole is located about 1 inch from the right edge of the disc tray.
  5. After you release the disc tray, the tray pops out slightly. You can pull the tray out the rest of the way to remove the disc. Note If you use method A or Method C in step 4, you may have to firmly press the disc eject mechanism to eject the disc tray.
  6. If you determine that a hardware failure has occurred that affects your Xbox console, contact Xbox Customer Support or submit a repair request for your Xbox 360 console.
(Information taken from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906935)

Hope it helped.




Nov 16, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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My xbox 360 disk tray will not open it wont even open a little some one help me


have you tried to open the drive using the xbox dashboard, when you press the eject button does the power light flash? is there any noises coming from the drive when you try to eject.

It could be a faulty drive and the only way to get into the drive is by opening the console up and this could void your warranty. if your hearing noises (motor spinning) from the drive it could be the drive belt has snapped (like a small elastic band) you could have dirt in the gears and cogs jamming the drive. so you wouldnt hear noises (except the disc spinning if there is a disc in it).
if the power light flashes when you press eject more than likely it is the drive belt or dirt in gears.

Oct 31, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The disc tray of my Xbox 360 console does not open


If the tray does not open when you press the eject button, try to manually open it. To do this:
  1. Unplug your Xbox console from the power source.
  2. Locate the manual release button on your Xbox console.

    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.

    For some Xbox consoles, the manual release button is located under the disc tray. It can be under the "O" or the "B" in the word "XBOX" that appears on the tray.
  3. Insert a straightened paper clip or other small tool in the hole at an angle to the left. Gently push the paper clip to try to press the manual release button and partially open the disc tray. This may take several tries. Typically, a thin paper clip works better than a thick paper clip.

    If you insert the paperclip in the hole and find an obstacle, this indicates that your Xbox console's manual release button is located in a different area of the console. Look under the "O" or the "B" in the word "XBOX" that appears on the tray. If this is the case, insert the paperclip under the "O" as outlined in step C. If you find an obstacle, insert the paperclip under the letter "B”. The manual release button is located in one of these three locations.
  4. After the disc tray partially opens, pull the tray with your fingers to fully open the tray

Sep 22, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How to open tray when it don't want to open


You can manually eject the tray, you have to take the faceplate off to do this, but here is the instructions:

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/manual_eject_xbox_360_dvd.htm

Aug 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 wont read any disc


Call 1-800-4MY-XBOX and they will solve your problem. 

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use a paper clip and there is a little hole under the x on the tray put the paper clip in the hole and it will opan up and push it in and out 4 times

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if it won't open, turn off the console and remove the faceplate and try to eject the button. if it still won't open get a paper clip and straighten it out. you need to locate a small hole that exactly fits a straightened paper clip. it's located just below the silver lining of the disc tray about one and a half (1 1/2") inch from the left side of the disc tray. insert the paper clip into that hole and it should pop up the disc tray enough for you to be able to pull the disc tray all the way.

if it doesn't work there are still 2 more small holes that you can locate. the 2nd one is just beside the first hole and the 3rd one is just under the second X on the XBOX 360 text on the disc tray. try those two holes if the first hole doesn't work.

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Xbox 360 Will Not Play Games....


Try opening the disk tray with the 360 off. 05a1ed9.jpg Push a paper clip into 1 of these holes in your 360. It will pop the tray out. Grab the tray pull it out all the way. Put a game in, leave it open! Then turn your 360 on see if it boots the game.
"Your Disk tray might be going bad. It might be fixable but I will have to try it out on a bad drive which iI dont have at this time."

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