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Xbox 360 The disk is not spinning but its trying to if i spin the disk sometimes it will start run then it will stop and the motor makes a noise.what can i do to fix it.

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Broken spinner maybe?

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I moved my xbox360 while disk spinning in it,the current game doesn't work so good anymore,and now it makes tick-tick noises sometimes when game disks are playing.It reads all disks,theres no problem...

The users manual for the xbox 360 says to never move the console with a game inside. In doing so, you probably knocked the disc off the spindle causing it to grind against the laser and laser assembly. The ticking noise is probably from the motor that moves the laser back and forth across the disc. A spring may have come loose from the motor causing it to click as the screw occasionally slips from the guides. This should not cause a problem, however the plastic inside the motor may wear out causing the "open tray" error after some time in which case a repair will be necessary.

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My xbox 360 is making clicking noises, vibrates alot, and is extreamly loude while running, i think its the fan in it but im not sure, so what should i do?

Hi Charles

There are several reasons your console is noise , First remove your game and
listen and see if the noise is reduced also the vibration should stop too.
I have seen or heard rather this before . The cause was a the drive spindle
hub some how got skew so the disk wobbled as it was spinning.

The fix was simply to replace the hub/spindel motor .
The rattling sound may be from the tilt switch or pieces of plastic
bouncing around . you will have to open your console to remove the
the small chunks of plastic + blowing it out will help cooling also.

The fan should not make that much noise . If it seems to be loud
then you may need to replace the heat sink compound on the G.P.U.
and the C.P.U.

if you have any questions feel free to ask.


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Xbox 360 is loud - sounds like a loud fan motor. How can I make it run quietly?

You can try installing the game you want to play on the Xbox 360 Hard Disk, which reduces the motor noise to an extent, however there is no permanent way to fix the loud fan motor noise while playing the game with the disk in the drive.

Make sure you keep your Xbox 360 unit well ventilated, ensure it does not gather dust near the small vents and openings on the unit.


Dec 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Disk won't spin

You got a bad spindle motor .
you can D.I.Y if your good at that sorta thing.
Buy a new drive and swap the old drive P.C. board into the new one , Cost 30.00- 40.00

if you have a shop doit 75.00 90.00

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Xbox 360: disk drive

try reseting the system in the system settings this, is sometimes caused by an update not downloading and or installing correctly. once you reset to default, try updating  the system on xbox live. if this continues you might have a drive issue. good luck....

May 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One day i was playing halo 3 and my disk drive starting making wierd, grinding noises and stopped then after the noise stopped my disk would stop spinning and now eveytime i try to read my disk my motor...

This hard disk is a easy fix, You can buy a new one for the fraction of the cost, All you have to do is slip this off the unit and apply an new or even a used hard drive. Here is some links for some hard drives

you can get some for under 30 bucks. if this information helps please rate accordenly Thanks

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My xbox 360 only plays copies some of the time

your laser is nearly dead and needs replacing, the ticking sound indicates that the laser is at the end of its lifespan OR possibly needs cleaning and the power adjusting.

we can fix this for only £40 inc return delivery to your door.

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Xbox 360 disk spins while ejecting

i had this same problem, so i figured, "what the hell?" i might as well open the dvd drive up and clean it out. so i looked for how to video for taking apart my 360 and opening the dvd drive on you tube( this voids your warantee of course) and i cleaned all the dust out with compressed air and swabs dipped in alchohol. this worked for me so i hope it works for you.

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The motor in the dvd drive isn't spinning properly and the disk doesn't end up spinning so the laser cannot read the disk making the console believe there isn't a disk in there. So what you can do is open the console and then the dvd drive (Voids Your Warranty) and clean the motor with rubbing alcohol and some qtips or send it to MS and have it fixed.

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