I found this posted on cheapassgamer.com
Greetings, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Since I was able
to solve my Xbox's tray problem completely (for now) due to this site,
I felt it necessary to contribute to the forum, in order to (hopefully)
help the next person with the same problem.
First, let me
note that my Xbox has a Samsung drive. This method may only work if you
have a Samsung or Hitachi drive, as they have the lever action
A) Xbox DVD tray
will not eject when eject button is pressed, instead making a clunk /
thump noise, as if being blocked from ejecting due to media inserted
incorrectly – irregardless if media is present in the tray.
B) Tray will sometimes eject if button is pressed multiple times.
C) Tray will only eject if Xbox is thumped upon directly above the tray.
A) First, go to http://www.xbox-mod.co.uk/index.php?...mergency-eject
. Then, scrounge up a paper clip and proceed to manually eject your DVD tray.
remove the Xbox logo front panel from the DVD tray. This is fairly easy
to do, but you must be gentle, or you might break the tray or the front
panel. The way to remove it is to take a pair of needle nose pliers and
use them to gently pull the bottom clips away from the tray's
underbelly before pushing the front panel up. You can also unclip one
side, then the other if you are having difficulty.
C) Use the
eject button to close the tray. Now open it again. If it still refuses
to open (as did mine), use the paperclip and manually eject the tray.
D) Now, loop
your finger through the open DVD laser slot in the tray, and gently
pull the tray towards you – it will come out a wee bit more, and then
stop. Do not force the tray to extend any farther than that.
E) WHILE THE
DRIVE IS STILL OPEN, use your paperclip on the manual eject lever. It
may take a moment to trigger it, as it is currently depressed, but if
your Xbox and DVD Rom are like mine, it will actually draw the tray
F) Poke the
Eject button. It should pop open without any argument at this point.
Try it a few times, just to be sure, if you'd like. Then, slide the
front panel back onto the tray, and you should be good to go… until the
next time the P.O.S. decides to slip a gear.
Slip a gear? Yep. As far as I can tell, that's exactly what is causing
the trouble with the drives. Pushing them closed with your finger will
force the motor to engage, yes? Well, eventually it seems the cheap DVD
Rom's in the Xbox get fouled up, the motor kicks in a bit too late,
closes the tray too far, and slips a gear. Then it will clunk / thump
at you impotently until you fix it. What we have just done seems to
reset the engagement point on the motor, and allows the eject button to
work properly again. An easy solution to this problem is to always use
the eject button to load and eject media, but you can't always ensure
your guests are going to adhere to that policy (Or that the Xbox won't pull it shut too hard just to spite you, the foul tempered little…).
and Phillips Drives, that use a gear to manually eject the tray, I
would assume that pulling the tray forward, then advancing the gear
manually until it refuses to do so, and then pushing the eject button
might work. If anyone tries this and succeeds, reply to this message
and let us know.
Thanks again for leading me to my solution (even if it may only be temporary), and I hope my suggestions have led you to yours."
Hope this helped please rate.