Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Xbox 360 say reading then say open try what could be wrong with it
I learned this from a Youtube video and this did the trick for me. Hopefully, it will solve it for your X-Box 360 too! 1. Put disc into X-Box 360. 2. Turn X-Box 360 off. 3. Open tray. 4. Take disc out. 5. Slam Tray 6. Turn off X-Box 360 (Immediately after slamming the tray shut) 7. Turn on X-Box 360 7. Hopefully, it will work this time!
Posted on Jan 10, 2010
I had the same problem.....and at first i just knocked on top of it and it would read for about 4 days. then knocking stopped working. Well my warranty is up and i have had it for about 13 months now so i opened it up to try and fix it myself.....turns out there was a huge ball of lint/dust on one of the rails the laser travels back and forth on to read disc. so i just cleaned off the dust and it works again. I would do this if i had the prob and i did not want to pay for a repair... because chances are you could have a easy fix...if not buy a new disc drive...it is about half the cost of sending it in for repairs.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
I swear it works all you do is drop your xbox about 4 inches on a soft padded surface with the power button faceing the carpet
Posted on Dec 28, 2010
Whats worked for me with my multiple occurrences of this problem is a good ole ********. Open the tray and then unplug the power. Lean the xbox back and blow inside at a few different angles. AKA the nintendo method.
Posted on May 25, 2010
I've sent mine in and it has been replaced TWICE in the last few months. The first two times were for rings of death and now it's doing this open tray nonsense. Being in the IT field, I know Microsoft's products have a been a catastrophe for quite some time now. I watch them complicate projects or just outright fail day in and day out. I'll even let that slide, because I know that program platforms that require that much engineering and compatibility are tough for even the most talented team of engineers (even though Mac and Linux seemed to get it right). But when you DESIGN A VIDEO GAMING SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP and you have TOTAL CONTROL over your platform it's not that difficult to make something that is not a complete disaster. It AMAZES me that Microsoft hasn't woken up yet. Let me tell you the last time my PS, PS2, PS3, and Wii gave me red rings of death or some ******** open tray error....NEVER, that's when. I have two kids also that have helped put those things through hell physically and guess what? If you plug in my ORIGINAL release (yup, the big one) Playstation and pop a game in it, it plays it to this day with NO PROBLEM. Microsoft doesn't care because they're huge and they don't think they need to care. They can mass produce the next ten turds they come up with and they'll still sell a bazillion of each. Microsoft...WAKE UP. Eventually, someone ALWAYS has a better idea that people want more than yours. If you don't keep it fresh and keep at least SOME people happy with it, you will not like the result.
Posted on Apr 06, 2010
The eye whithin the console is probably worn out. Send it in for repair and it will be replaced and will work nicely.
Posted on Apr 29, 2008
I have the same problem this works for me when u try it and it doesnt work..do this take the disc out and blow into the xbox itself and that alays works for me (its annoying but im not paying 99$ to fix it)
Posted on Mar 19, 2009
Open the tray and simply stomp on it, since microsoft licks my @ss hole. there are way too many problems with the 360. The regular xbox has none of those problems and you know god damn well that ps3's dont do **** like that. Just switch to ps3 and take microsoft down
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
Your dvd drive probably has a bad motor. There are three motors in there. One moves the tray. One moves the laser and another spins the DVD. If the tray ejects than that motor is fine. If you hear the disc spinning then that motor is fine. Take the top off the dvd drive and see it the laser moves when you close the tray it should move slightly the laser should bob up and down and light up if none of that happens you have a bad laser drive motor or bad laser. The solution is to buy a good DVD drive the same as your make and change the pcb boards (the circuit board in the DVD drive) make sure yor pcb stays with your console as the motherboard and pcb are keyed together.
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
I have read alot of these simple solutions but there is another one that is not being posted PEOPLE TAKE A FEW MORE SECONDS OF YOUR TIME :
AFTER YOU OPEN YOUR EXBOX FOR THE GAZILLION TIME LOL THAT SAME LITTLE LASER THAT EVERYONE KEEPS SAYING TO CLEAN AFTER YOU HAVE DONE THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN STOP BREATH AND DO THIS SIMPLE THING TWO LITTLE SCREWS ON THE LASER THE ONE TO THE LEFT ( BEHIND TRAY POINT OF VIEW OT IN THE FRONT) MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE LITTLE SCREWS BARELY TURN IT COUNTERCLOCKWISE BAREEEELLYYY AND IT WILL WORK THATS ALL IT IS TO IT AND YOU WILL BE PLAYING ALL YOUR GAMES ONCE AGAIN!!!!!!!
Posted on May 16, 2011
IT WILL COST $100 dollars to repair it even if you have had 3 red lights of death like me
microsoft is bull S H I T!!!!!!
( i just got gears of war 2 also)
ALL MICROSOFT DOES IS OUTSOURCE JOBS!!
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
Will im just saying some people take it apart to fix it like the laser might have dust on it or something
Posted on Jul 01, 2008
You need to either attempt to repair it yourself or take it to somebody who knows how to fix them.
is a great place to go.
Posted on May 21, 2009
Just buy a new drive, but it has to be the same as the one installed in your xbox their not that costly and you can do it yourself
Posted on Apr 30, 2010
Yo guys before you get it repaired just try cleaning the disc your attempting to play, as default xbox is programmed to display the message open try if the disc if dirty so try this first. try other discs to see if they work to .
Posted on Mar 03, 2009
The issue I had involved the tray opening and closing when the Xbox was switched on, the tray would also open when the Xbox was switched off. If I closed the tray with no disk inserted the machine would tell me it was Opening and the green LED on the power button flashed as if the disc drive was doing something.
The solution was within the disc drive. I took the metal casing off and looking at the bottom, noticed three wires going to a small switch. The switch had come loose but in normal operation it looked like it was activated by the movement of the tray. In effect because it had come loose the machine either that the tray was always open or closed. The bracket had broken so I glued the switch back into place, put everything together and, Bob's your uncle, Fanny's your aunt the Xbox disk drive was working once more.
So it might well be worth checking this switch out.
Ian @ Torpoint Computers
Posted on Dec 28, 2012
My xbox says open tray what do i do
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
I have had this happen about 3 times. The first time was when i figured out how to fix it. The 2nd and 3rd were temporary.(Just needed to be turned off for a moment) You need to shut the console off for atleast 15 minutes 10 at the lowest with everthing unplugged. I mean the hard drive, memory unit, and all cables, and adapters. Then after 10-15 minutes plug everything in and DON'T PRESS the BUTTONS ON THE XBOX OR THE CONTROLLERS. Press the button to open the tray and take out the game or dvd and put in a different one. If this doesn't work do it all over again and then put in a different game or dvd not the previous ones and turn on the console the same but then a soon as you get the disc in and closed in shut it off then open the tray and wait till you are at the main menu go into any program so you can't see it is reading and close the tray. If that doesn't work contact the xbox support line. Really hope this works for you.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
My 360 is/was having a similar problem...my 360 would say "reading disc" then "open tray". Well since my system is only about 8 months old...I opted to send it in for repair. Its under warranty. My system is in route to be fixed as we speak. I would advise you to get yours registered too.
Posted on May 28, 2009
the grip may be worn off the disk "thingy" that makes it spin ha, so you may need to replace that, call it in to xbox as ring of death and they will fix it for free
Posted on Apr 24, 2010
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