My son accidentally managed to get 2 disks in the tray on their vertically oriented 360. Now we can tray in a single disk, but it sounds like it is slipping and won't spin up. Is it likely the spindle would suffer permanent damage from this? Is it something that could be adjusted if I removed the drive?
i cant see any real serious damage being caused by inserting 2 discs, however we are talking about the xbox 360 here and the disc drives have had many problems amungst all xbox versions.
Regardless of your warrenty the xbox repair center should fix your xbox free of charge for you providing you dont tell them that your son may of caused the problem. because whether he did or not, they will assume he did.
It could just be a coincidence this happened when the 2 discs were inserted or it could of actually caused the problem.
if you really want to try and fix this yourself, check the dvd drive and make sure that the spindles center and the top disc latching part are correctly alligned.
the top part should be loose and will move freely, the main lower spindle near the laser should not spin so freely and if you spin it you shoul dbe able to feel if it is firmly attached to the motor or not.
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the issue is with in the swapping. The system inbedded a security code that is only identify by that single xbox360. In order for your system to recongize your disk drive in another xbox360 is if 1. the diskdrive is replica of the one swaped then only the chip under the drive is needed from that system or 2. flashing the disk drive. **BOTH ARE ILLEGAL**
you can manage either one by googling flashing xbox360 diskdrive ______ <--- the type of diskdrive you swaped out.
This is a common issue. 1.Make sure your disk is clean. Dirty disk can cause disk reading issues. 2.Clean the drive with a CD/DVD laser cleaner. 3.Replace the laser. You can get a replacement from Ebay for $10-15. Make sure you get the right one for you drive. There are several different models.
Your CD/DVD drive has failed mechanically. Usually this is a physical problem where the disc is simply no longer in alignment with the laser. It does not necessarily mean something will make noise, and can be just one small part slightly bent or broken so the disk now moves freely top to bottom.
If you can do a warranty repair, you're set. But if you are no longer under warranty, you only have two options. you can try and replace the drive, which although odd shaped; I think is just a standard IDE drive, or you can shift the XBOX 90 degrees to Re-orient the box. In some cases this may let gravity hold in place what the internal mechanisms no longer are.
Most likely your disk or dvd drive is dirty. Run the disk through a disk cleaner and run a dvd cleaning disk through your drive.
If that dos not work, try removeing disk, close drive, turn off console, unplug power supply, wait 10 or 20 seconds, then reconnect power supply and try again.
If that fails, assumeing other disks will read, your disk may have a major flaw. You can check with your local game store, they often have a machine that may restore your disk, (most places that I know of charge like 1 or 2 $).
Most likley, either your disk or dvd drive is dirty. Try a dvd cleaner to clean the drive and a cd/dvd cleaning cloth for the disk. also try turning off the console and unplugging the power cord for about 60 seconds or so and then restart and retry.
I see your problem, i've had same problems.
1) First, try to change the orientation of your Xbox, if its vertical, turn it 90 degrees to a horizontal position,
2) if that didn't work, try cleaning your disks, wipe then with a soft cloth.
3) use compressed air to try to clean the inside of your Xbox, iy may be dust which is causing the problem.
4) If none of those worked, then maybe this could be a DVD drive failure, you may send it in to Microsoft.