Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console
My xbox 360 now has the 2 red lights on the left side of the power button. but before it happens i have two or three problems/occurances that happen before the console turns off and flashes. right now i know its my disk drive, but i can have it on and be on the dashboard with no problem, once i play a demo or a game (even an arcade game) the disc drive start to sound like a fighter jet coming into my house (its starts spinning excessively fast). then it turns off, but the controller is still on, and the drive continues to run. but the lights come on and flash, mind you on 2. not the rrod. now when i have it on the dash board, it is fine. is there a quick fix? i dont feel like waiting 2 months for my system to come back from microsoft. by the way, this doesnt have the Jasper card (or whatever that new thing is) inside it. and its impossible for my 360 to over heat in like 2 mins, but now also my 360 doesnt spin the disc, and reads ''Open tray'' please help, ive had this 360 for two years with no problems until 2 days ago.
The description of your problem indicates your DVD drive is malfunctioning.
You mentioned that you've had this console for 2 years. As such, the warranty coverage for this particular problem has expired. However, it may be worth the time and effort to send your console back to Microsoft to have it repaired. If you do, you can be assured the problem will be fixed by technicians who are familiar with the various hardware failures of the 360's. Further, it will not take 2 months to have your console repaired. You will have your console back within 2 weeks and... you'll have a 90 day warranty on the repair.
Now... if you still do not want to send it back to Microsoft to have it repaired, then you'll either have to find someone to fix it for you or fix it yourself. In either case, it will be an unauthorized repair in Microsoft's eyes.
If you get someone to do it for you, you assume all the risks involved and you could potentially end up with a console that's in even worse condition than it was before.
The first thing you should try is to buy a cd/dvd lens cleaning kit to see if your problem is due to a dirty lens. If that doesn't resolve the problem then you will need to replace the dvd drive if you're certain that's where the problem lies.
To replace the dvd drive yourself, you have to open the console and find out what type of dvd drive is inside the console. You'll need the mfr name and model so you can find an appropriate replacement.
If you're able to find a replacement, you'll also have to obtain the dvd drive key associated with your existing dvd drive that is having problems. The dvd drive is absolutely necessary for the proper operation of your console after you've installed the new dvd drive.
The easiest method of obtaining the dvd drive key is to take your existing dvd drive apart and remove the circuit board inside of it. You'll then open the new dvd drive and replace the circuit board inside of the new drive with the circuit board you took out of your old dvd drive.
If you're not familiar with fixing / building computers and the procedure above seems complicated to you, then your best option would be to send it back to Microsoft to have it repaired.
Why you may ask... because even after you've replaced the dvd drive, you may find there are other problems with your console as well. Once you attempt to fix a console yourself, all of the problems with it become yours to resolve.
My recommendation to you...
"Send it back to have it fixed by Microsoft!!"
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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Posted on Sep 06, 2009
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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.
1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure
I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]
2 Red Rings = Overheating
Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.
3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure
The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.
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