Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Listen to your dvd drive to see if it spins up or not when you put the disk in. If it does spin normally then you will be need a replacement laser.
If it does not spin correctly. The motor is stuck, sometimes if you open out the tray and stick something into the drive and give it a spin it will free the drive.
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Posted on Nov 13, 2008
The likely hood is your spinner motor is bad. Crack the case. Take the dvd drive out and remove the top then reinstall in it original place. Don't install the plastic case. Turn it on by ejecting the the dvd (small hole on the left front use a pen tip) put a disc in then you can see if the disc spins or not if no then the spinner motor is bad. If you don't see the laser move or light up you may have a bad laser or the motor that moves the laser could be bad.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
I dismantled the console completely, removed & opened the DVD drive and pushed the laser assembly to its home position, carefully reconnected the disassembled unit to the mains inserted a disc & hey presto it worked perfectly!! I could have done all this by just opening the DVD drive & inserting a small flat screwdriver and pushing the laser gently. I enjoyed the experience though of cracking the console open & reassembling it successfully!
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Though i fixed the Disc Read Error myself within anhour but please test the
below method at your OWN Risk. Please alsonote that microsoft is no longer
providing Extended warranty for E74Error.
Check out this DIY Video Guide,that explains step by step instructions to fix Disc Read Error yourselfwithin an hour. It also provides the money back guarantee in case youare not satisfied. As i fixed my Xbox myself so i thought to share itwith you guys.......................
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
If you have unplugged your console, the time and date need to be reset. If the time and date are not correct, the xbox doesn't recognize the media. This fixed mine....some problems are more serious.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
No it didnt help, bc it wont read my dvd cleaner which is a disc in itself, so what now????
Posted on Jul 20, 2008
My xbox doesn't read some discs
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
You may need to clean the laser lens, get a dvd cleaner and try that, let me know if that doesn't work
Posted on Mar 18, 2008
SOURCE: xbox 360 doesn't read any discs
Forget everything you have read.
There are 3 reasons why your drive has failed.
1 Most common is a weak or dead laser . Their cheap and not
hard to install yourself . I have never seen a dirty laser , this
is due to the high RPM of the drive 99% of the dust is swept
2 The spindle motor has seized up or to stiff to spin up.
You can easily determine this by turning it by hand or
listening for it to spin up when you place a disk in the
3 The worm gear motor pin bearing is worn . This will
normalize make a whining sound when it trys to seek
game data from the disk
Remedy for problem # 1 is to replace the laser.
Remedy for problem # 2 is to replace the drive and put
the old drives P.C. board in the new drive.
and the same for problem # 3
if you have any Questions please ask before you rate this tip
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
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