Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
My xbox 360 stopped working suddenly yesterday for no apparent reason. I've determined that the problem is that the cd drive isnt spinning the disk. Per another entry i dismantled the console and tried to 'unstick' the rotor by spinning it, but no luck. I have the cd drive mostly dismantled and need to now how to make the cd start spinning again. Any thoughts?
The disk not spinning can be one of many things. first and foremost, did you have green lights on the ring or were there 3 red lights. If there were 3 red lights then you have hardware problems and we will need to get you the code of the problem. Now, if you have a green light then the problem most likely is that the laser has either gone bad or is out of adjustment. The voltage adjustment is not a hard thing if you have experience with a meter. HOWEVER YOU MUST BE VERY AND I MEAN VERY CAREFULL WHEN YOU HAVE THE COVER OFF OF A 360. It will take less than 5 minutes of run time to smoke the processor if you do not have all the airflow ducts and cover in place. TRUST ME ON THIS I repair game machines as part of my professional living. You can take a look at the laser and see if you get a red flashing of light when trying to read the disk. if you do not the laser is bad. If you do then it still may be out of adjustment. JUST BE CAREFUL TO NOT LOOK STRAIGHT INTO THE LASER YOU COULD DAMAGE YOUR EYES keep your eyesite off of a direct view. You will still be able to see if it lights up.
Another option is that the motor is bad. to know this you will have to wire the motor to a power supply and test it out. if it spins when hooked to an extenal supply then it is good.
It could also be that the circuitry on the motherboard that tells the motor when to spin is no longer working right. You should get some type of error on the screen or red lights if this is the case. but not always I have had 2 machines that said all was well when the motherboard was the issue. So, you have a little research work to do first. let me know about the lights!!
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
Ok just pick it up and turn it over and bash it (i no your want to but dont hit it to hard lol) on the other side (im thinking that u have you xbox lying down) and its like theres a bit stick in it and doing this sort of bashes it out the way lol hope this works for you (it did for me) :D
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
Just make a slight adjustment to the laser and it'll work
Posted on May 18, 2010
Whats CF ? Mine is doing the same thing.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
Hey I've opened mine up on several occasion's because I had the same problem too. In my case I had a bad wire one of the three wires that hook to the motor I fixed it sort of it worked for awhile but I didn't patch it up right so the wire burnt up where I fixed it and now I dont have enough wire left to make a connection any suggestions
Posted on Apr 04, 2012
Nimes doing the same thing all the compononts work the laser is not coming forward far enough o hit the switch that tells the motor to spin the disc my ps3 did same thing got that fixed but cant get the 360 to come forward enough any Ideas
Posted on Dec 03, 2009
My xbox has the open tray error.but when i put a disc in.i have no red lights but the disc is completely quiet when it goes to reading the disc.and it only takes a few seconds
Posted on Sep 29, 2012
It could also be the disc drive switch. when the disc drive covers are off there is a little board at the front of the device with a single screw. Undo this screw to get access to the switch and motor, take a reading of the switch at an open and closes switch position and if the reading in Ohms hits 0 then its ok. Next try the motor, plug the disc drive back in and turn the xbox on without the top cover on the tray (only do this if you're confident in your ability to take things apart safely! also make sure no disc is on the tray). Take a resistance reading to see if the motor is working properly.
Failing that and the above lens advice it may be worth buying a new disc drive and taking the steps shown on youtube to swapping the boards around.
NEVER DO THIS IF ITS STILL IN WARRANTY
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
Had the same problem with the disk not spinning i flashed the drive with cf and now it works perfect dont no why just does
Posted on Sep 15, 2008
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