I am an 64yr old silver surfer, but I havnt a clue how technology works ( I just love it) I have a disc in the tray (closed) the green light is flashing
but I cant open tray. I looked on google and it said put pin in little hole below the tray a bit of noise bot didnt open. I think I have made it worse. FOOL EH???. Anyway nowone to help me. hope you can. Sheils
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Re: Disc tray wont open
The small hole allows you to mechanically release the tray. Unfortunately, with the system still running, the drive will fight you. Shutdown the system and then try using the pin in the hole to release the CD. That should resolve the removal problem. As far as the CD drive goes, it may be attempting to read the disc and failing. Sometimes it just does not give up. You may need to have the disc lens cleaned or just replace the drive.
Hope this helps.
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eject the game from the cd console if in the drive make sure your xbox is on warm it up take the disc if it is dirty run under warm water all over the silver side of the disc till dirt and debris gets completely removed after still holding the disc turn off the water and use scott SCOTT brand toilet paper the straight kind and use about four sheets to dry the disc or use a blow dryer, not preffered prefreably scot toilet paper after the disc is dry and warm very dry take your clean index finger and remove the rest of the debris off the disc and when the xbox says open tray let it say close tray close it see if it says read the disc if it says read the disc then it is not your laser or the laser needs to be blowed off with an air gun or compressed air. Get it to say close tray and itll close it self, wait ten seconds turn off the xbox turn it back on and go to my xbox mash play wait for it to read the disc. THE DISC WILL NOT WORK IF IT IS DIRTY I reccomend running it under warm water (let dry on both sides while still holding it properly) use a non scratch cloth to clean the disc preferablly scott toilet paper the smooth kind, after it is dry put the disc in the console if youve tried the disc try a brand new disc it might definately work after it says read if it says play the game then its the disc. If nothing happens like it dont say reading disc then your laser is cracked corrupted, or it has debris on it or is wett. Dont let your laser head get wet because i told you to run it under water make sure the disc is dry and completly free of scratches and smudges. WASH THE DISC WITHOUT SCRATCHING IT. Dont put a wet disc in your x box. Mash the hard drive button down and release mash reset to recycle the xbox green lights. Remove all the cords fromt the xbox wait two weeks or shorter, I waited a month or more before i played my game and it worked after I cleaned it twice one time and a month later i cleaned it without soap and used luke warm water.Remember Open tray, press buttom close tray closing automatically should say read reading reading disc then play if does not read the disc then its your laser. If its your laser and you are sure its your laser do not remove the hardrive or any screws they can tell youve botherd it because that will void your warranty. go to www.xbox.com/support its a pdf file print shipping label follow the steps to repair.
follow this steps, and use the common sense.God bless you If the player skips, make sure that the DVD disc is not dirty or scratched..Use the cleaner disk buy it from R. Shack.
If the tray won't open or close properly, check the belt for dirt or
wear. Then check the tray for misalignment. If needed, remove, clean,
lubricate, and reinstall the tray following the instructions in the
According to your description, it seems that the disc tray is not loading into it porperly i thinks. Just do one thing. Without any disc in tray, close the tray either by using remote control or the front panel opn/close button of the system. If the tray closes first, and then reopens again without any command, make sure that the disc tray mechanism does not working properly, and the disc is not loading into it in place.
If this is alright, place a disc in the tray, set close, and push the tray with your finger slightly as it closes, and see whether it loads properly and play the disc. If so, loading belt inside the loading mechanism is worn out, ans should be replaced. In most cases, this may be the fault. Check it.
You can do the repair work, if you have some knoledge in electroncis, and its mechanical function. If not, get it repaired by an experienced service technican. Most of them can do this work, as it is simply a mechanical one. OK.
Use the following steps to close the disc tray on an original Xbox 360 console. Step 1: Remove the disc from the trayStep 2: Make sure the faceplate is on correctly The faceplate is the plastic piece on the front of your console.
Press firmly around the edges of your faceplate to snap it into place (make sure it is flush with the rest of the console). If the faceplate is not on correctly, the disc tray won't close.
If you find that the faceplate is the problem, please contact Xbox Support to order a replacement faceplate.
If this does not resolve your issue, please try step 3.
Step 3: Press the eject buttonTry closing the disc tray by pressing the eject button. If the disc tray successfully closes, open the tray and insert a disc. Now try opening and closing the tray with a disc in the tray. Note Make sure that the disc isn't sticky and doesn't have any labels that could prevent the tray from closing. If your disc drive still will not close, please try step 4.
Step 4: Move the disc drive tray
Gently move the tray up and down, and then from side to side.
Press the eject button on your Xbox 360 console.If your disc drive still will not close, you need to have your console repaired.
Step 5: Request a repair If the disc tray still won't close properly, your Xbox 360 console needs to be repaired.
Xbox 360 S consoleUse the following steps to close the disc tray on an Xbox 360 S console.
Step 1: Remove disc from the trayIf there is a disc in the disc tray, remove the disc.
Step 2: Press the eject buttonTry closing the disc tray by pressing the eject button. If the disc tray closes successfully, open the tray and insert a disc. Now, try opening and closing the tray with a disc in the tray.
Note Make sure that the disc isn't sticky and doesn't have any labels that could prevent the tray from closing.
If the disc tray still will not close, please try step 3.
Step 3: Move the disc drive tray
Gently move the tray up and down, and then from side to side.
Press the eject button on your Xbox S 360 console.
If the disc tray still will not close, you need to have your console repaired.
Step 4: Request a repairIf the disc tray will not close, you need to have your console repaired.
The DVD player in model DRC8295 uses a magnet to pull the Disc tray up into position. You can open up the front disc cover and push down slightly on the Disc tray and then push the open/close button to eject the tray. If this doesn't open the unit, you will have to unplug the unit and remove the cover. The cover is held in place by two silver screws on each side and five silver screws on the back of the unit. Once the cover screws have been removed, you can slide the cover towards the back halfway and then take the silver cover (held in place with two screws) off of the DVD player. Once the DVD cover is removed, insert a disc in the player and re-install the dvd cover and case cover. Plug the unit back in and eject and close the cover like normal. I have never tried to remove the magnet from the cover and checked to see if the DVD player still worked correctly. I have found it easier to just leave a Disc in it at all times. I leave a "Bad Disc" in mine and it opens/closes with no problems.
Power your unit off using the button. when it's off unplug the
power source from the back of the XBOX and leave it out for 30 sec.
Reconnect the power source and reboot your machine. Try the disc tray
again. If it doesn't work try giving it a tap or a solid knock on the
top of the case above the disc tray while it's trying to open. Don't
drop the machine or try to pry the tray open. If it doesn't open when
you tap it then try light pressure on the front of the tray while it's
trying to open. (you can tell it's trying to open because the disc
status on the screen will say opening...)
Now if the above did not work Get a straightened paper clip. Remove the faceplate carefully starting from the indention that you will see on the side After removing the faceplate, look for a pinhole just below the disc tray. *There are two pinholes just below the cover of the disc tray and one pinhole below the X and B of XBOX logo. *You can try any of the three holes *Pinholes are so small that the girth of the paper clip is the only object that can fit through the pinhole.
Now insert the paper clip into the pinhole then put a little pressure until the disc opens.
If it opens try to close it, if it closes try opening it again, if it wont open the second time then it need to be serviced If it opens try to close it, if it wont close try nudging the disc to the right and then to the left, if nudging doesnt then it need service If it wont open after trying all three pinholes - its needs service
It may be jammed or the drive gear stripped.
CALL XBOX CUSTOMER SUPPORT 1-800-FORMYXBOX
If that doesn't work .
call Microsoft and they will instruct you on warranty work.
The DVD player in model DRC8295 uses a magnet to pull the Disc tray up into position. You can open up the front disc cover and push down slightly on the Disc tray and then push the open/close button to eject the tray. I had to do this on my unit and therefore I recommed leaving a Disc in it at all times. I leave a "Bad Disc" in mine and it opens/closes with no problems.
open it up ( very carefully) and check to see if the disk tray end is still attached or alligned to the plastic gears that eject the tray. if so check the rubber band to make sure it has not broke or streched.