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Same problem: 2 clicks when I put disc in, then 'open tray' shows

When I put in a disc the drive clicks two times and the message 'open tray' appears. Everything else is working perfectly.

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OK, this solution isn't very professional. I have the same problem all the time. The problem is a result of the xbox 360 dvd drive wearing out. It wears out faster when the xbox is vertical. Make sure you have the disc out of the xbox if you do this, this is the method I found so I don't need to spend 100 dollars for a new drive. In anger, I banged the xbox up and down a couple of times, then put the game back in, and it was fixed. This may require multiple tries to do, but it SHOULD fix it. A good thing is it doesn't violate the warranty. I have done this quite a few times and it worked. Good luck.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

  • CloeyFaerie Jan 09, 2011

    I tried knocking it about abit and it didn't work, it breaks it more than it does good. One suggestion i found is this; When it does the clicks make sure the cd is in, open the tray fully by pressing the button then when it's out slam it back in with your hand and itll come up with reading then open tray, keep slamming the tray back in and after 2-3 tries it will start working normally again, it just needed to be reset. How you slam it in is this; Hand on the xbox and use your thumb to quickly guide the tray in until it is fully in. Hope this works x

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