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Open tray xbox 360 when I load a game it doesn't read it and it says open tray over and over

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Re: open tray

Were you ever able to play games on this system before?
If yes then you will need a new laser or DVD drive replacement.
If you bought it used that way, then if you cant get the original bin from the owner and the system was opened before you are out of luck.

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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SOURCE: what play xbox 360 games says close tray reading then open tray.

Posted on Jun 07, 2008

SOURCE: Xbox 360 doesn't read games properly

alright thanks man i'll give it a try. :D i'll let u know if i get it to work your way., it kinda makes sense thou if u look at it like that.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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SOURCE: xbox 360 tray system

You both need a new drive. Most likely it's the laser and not the PCB board. Thanks!

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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SOURCE: My xbox 360 won't read games. i put in disks just says open tray

The scaner is probobly brocken but you can fix it

Posted on Jun 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Disk tray for xbox 360 problem

i got the same problem but i just turned mine on its side and it works

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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SOURCE: when i put a game in my xbox 360 it says reading then open tray

I found a solution that works for me after a long period of time with this problem.

Get an air spray canister (just compressed air), open your Xbox's game tray, take the disc out, then spray the air along the tray, moving side to side inside the Xbox. You may want to spray into the vents, too, just to be sure.

This worked for me, and it was the only thing that worked for me. I had already tried hitting the console with the controller (gently), and doing the stuff Microsoft recommends etc.

If that doesn't work, you could try gently knocking the top of the Xbox with your conroller, when you put the disc in, as I've heard that works for some people.

Another thing that works for some people is taking the disc out, closing the tray, then when it goes to Open Tray, open the tray, put the disc back in and then closing the tray again.

Posted on Jun 19, 2010

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Xbox 360's disk drive is starting to fail.Knocking on the top of the Xbox (when its on its side) while loading a game cansometimes get it to work, but at some point you will need to have your Xbox repaired by Microsoft or replace it.

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Fourth Close tray
Fifth Repeat Third and Fourth a couple times and let it load then open
Sixth Stop when you hear the xbox make a spinning noise like when it is reading a game
Seventh Open tray
Eighth Pit a game in
Ninth Close tray
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