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Xbox 360 will not read games, dvds, or cds. Disc drive seems to spin, or make some kind of noise for less than a half a second, then stops, and presents an "open tray" message no matter what is in the tray. Microsoft says to pay them $99; do I have a better option?

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Yes, your eye is shot. I doubt since it's making those noises that a simple clean will put it back to new. You'll either have to have them repair it or buy a new xbox all together. Wish I had a better reply for you but yeah.... once those eyes wear out, it's it.

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