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Disc drive The disc drive has started to lean down so the system can not open while it's standing what shold i do?

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Put it down. They run very badly if they're upright. You need to put it on the floor flat and if needs be, open the door with a paperclip. You'll need a thicker paperclip and have to turn off the xbox first to avoid breaking the mechanism. Take off the face plate and you'll see 3 small holes below the tray. Push the clip in hard on all 3 til you find the right one. No damage will be done to the non tray opening door holes, so don't worry.

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