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Not reading disc

Every time I turn on my Xbox 360 and put a disc in, it would just make a strange noise and after a while it would say open tray but if I don't put a disc in, it will say open tray alot quicker.

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  • arcade87 Dec 17, 2007

    I insert a game, then i hear a loud grinding noise, the screen then reads "unable to read disc" and its like that with all discs.

  • Biggesmat
    Biggesmat Dec 27, 2007

    I just got and 360 a few days ago, and I'am having 100% the same thing. Ive tried multiple games, but none are working.

  • katblu4e Dec 27, 2007

    want read disc everytime i play

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Bad Cdrom/dvd
The laser going bad is a pretty common issue with the drives, since it's a Hitachi that spindle motor could be all gunked up with dirt as well and cause that issue also.
if ya have a Hitachi, if it's a Samsung it could just be the laser.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Repairs/xbox_dvd_repair.htm

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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The problem is not bad hard drive, the magnet inside spindle came out it it is not able to grasp disk right. had the same problem christmas day took it apart and glued the magnet back in place now it works fine. same problems brrrrrr sound then disk keeps ejecting and will not read disk cheack it out go to llama website http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-Disassembly.htm good luck

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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