Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
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?
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
Its because the dvd scanner is scratched or broken
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: my xbox 360 sounds ill
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.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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.
Posted on Dec 14, 2009
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
Posted on Jul 25, 2011
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