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Will not read any disc's

The xbox 360 comes on normal, but it wont read any discs, i put it in you can hear it spinning but for a second or two. then it says open tray. ive never had the red lights blink so could you help me please?

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  • Terry Herrera May 11, 2010

    does it happend with any kind of disk, i mean a xbox game, a dvd movie or a standar music cd

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This is normally not the DVD drive! It happens because the receptors on the back of the DVD drive heat up and then you need to stop the heat build up.

To do this you need to send it in, or fix it yourself

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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Its because the dvd scanner is scratched or broken

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there is something wrong with the eye. look it up on youtube and they will help you out

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Strangely enough inside any of those game boxes is a simple DVD reader driver like for a PC.

It can be replaced.

First I would try cleaning it with a spray air electronic cleaner or any sort of DVD reader cleaner.

Dust will accumulate in them even with the little door that covers it when closed.

If that's not the case, the sensor can also be cleaned with alcohol and a q-tip if you take off the case or the motor may be going bad ont he DVD drive itself.

Start with the basics.

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SOURCE: XBox 360 won't play discs. It just says open tray.

Your DVD drive's laser is malfunctioning.

You have a few options:

1) Decrease the resistance on the laser to increase power, and it may be able to read the discs again. A guide for that can be found here.

2) If that doesn't work, or you do not wish to do that, you can replace the laser head all together. Replacements can be found on eBay. You can follow this guide to replace the laser head.

3) You can replace the DVD drive completely, but it will require taking the original drive's firmware and putting it on the replacement one. The guide for that can be found here.

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SOURCE: xbox 360 tray will work

Ok 90% of the time your console gives you the open tray icon when it tries spinning clean disks is because the laser has gotten to weak to read them. Your options are buy a new dvd drive or pot tweaking the laser which is relatively easy if you are not afraid to go hands on with electronics.
here is a good video on the tools you will need to open your xbox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7V4NotgA
Now first i would try cleaning it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dtm7V4NotgA
if that doesnt work I would recommend pot tweaking and here is a tutorial for that http://www.se7ensins.com/forums/topic/93454-how-to-pot-tweak-xbox-360-dvd-drives/
honestly if you do not know much about electronics I would recommend just buying a new xbox dvd drive for like 20 bux off of ebay. But you will still have to open the xbox to figure out what drive you have and to actually swap it

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