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Disc Drive will not spin

Recently I kept getting an unreadable disc message on my xbox 360. I took it apart and notice that the disc drive will not spin my game. I acts like it wants to start but it spins hesitantly and then won't spin at all then it get the unreadable disc message. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    my xbox360 disc drive wont spin any cds or dvds

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    MY XBOX

  • cody57 Oct 06, 2008

    wont spin it will make 3 beeping noises then say unplayable disc

  • ets5694 Oct 19, 2008

    The laser tries to read the disc about 2 times then stops ib the 3rd time. It wont even start spinning

  • illmind4life Nov 13, 2008

    My disc won't spin my discs either. It makes a long drawn out beeping noise followed by the unplayable disc error for every game i try. I don't want to have to pay 100 dollars for microsoft to do something that will take me five minutes. What's going on?

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    I have same problem, magnet is fine, i lubed it with lithium grease, now this...anyone?

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I just got a refurbed 360 off ebay and i have had it hooked up 5 minutes and i noticed the disc was not spinning, what cracks me up is they tested this before it left microsoft ? Assholes at microshit strike once again. 200 dollars and aint been able to use it once.



  • jason__12 Feb 07, 2009

    disc won't spin

    dont know how to take it apart

  • jbsadkhsdhkb Apr 17, 2009

    it only happens on MY two games my friends games works it spins twice then stops sometimes it makes a good spin with the disc and shoots out air then it stops.

  • EESEKO_LOVE May 11, 2009

    i have this problem too... i dont want to spend money on something i can fix in like 5min by my self.... HELP

  • joeyboots May 13, 2009

    I have same problem. SUCH BS....I hate MS. IM getting a PS3 once my 3rd 360 breaks. ANd they wonder why they have so many sales. ITs becuase these things break by the 2nd year every single time. Its either 3 red lights or disc drive problems or whatever. Whatta joke. They want over 100 to fix it, when the drive probaly costs them 2$. You cant by a drive and do it yourself because there is a securtity key that needs to be flashed. And good luck with that ! What I dont understand is why is there not a company out there that can undercut MS and fix these things for cheap........on to the store for a arcade version or just maybe, just mayber a PS3. Sweet.

  • Carsonantoin May 15, 2009

    the disk wont spin when i put it into the xbox 360

  • brian1248366
    brian1248366 Oct 31, 2012

    if i put a disc in my 360 it will say reading then will say open tray.wth.

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Dont know if this was just me But this fixxed mine, but I think was my Fault.. I was getting "Open tray Error on all games so Took apart Xbox 360 and DVD drive and Cleaned the LOT, everything, even the Lens with a cotten Bud.. After I put it back together the Disk would Not spin at all.. it did before :( I took thr DVD part again and the centre curcle, where the disks sits to spin. I tried rotate as it would spinning a disk and It was hard, well alittle hard for a finger so impossible for a Drive, after spinning it clockwise afew times it got nice and Loose, was spinning very easy. Put the 360 together again and BAM, Spins perfectly and best of all, NO "open tray error" Yay :) hope this helps

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You are going to have to replace the drive. They are $45.00 on ebay with free shipping.

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I had the same problem....you need to buy a non flashed dvd drive....go on youtube....look up how to take it apart (if you don't know how)....then see the serial numbers on the dvd drive you have and the type....then buy the same type and numbers on ebay...then the complicated part....there is a chip inside of the dvd drive....you take that chip out with a saudering iron, don't hurt the chip the wires you don't need to worry about because there are new ones on the new dvd drive, afetr you take the chip out you need to sauder it into the new dvd drive and take the chip out of the new dvd drive. The reason for this is the chip is synced with your xbox, so the new chip wont work. So when you take out the new chip and sauder in yours....it should be all set...
Tips:
Practice on something else if your not good at saudering, or get someone else to do it.
Make sure your saudering gun is a small tip...for the wires are very tiny.

And thats it...Good luck
P.S. I'm buying a PS3 as well...Microsoft has too many ways to screw you....PS=free online, saves a lot in the long run...well worth the 300$

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