Question about Hitachi (GDR-8160B) DVD Drive
After 6 months of use, the Hitachi DVD drive inside my xbox 360 console has broken. When i load any disc, the laser moves backwards and fowards on the inner part of the disc and Disc Unreadable appears.
What is the cause of this?
First of all the cause is that this error is caused by the adhesive that holds a small magnetic washer heating up and allowing the washer to affix itself to the metal top of the drive. After this occurs, the system can no longer spin the disk as necessary. A great but temporary fix is to get a old cd or dvd, get a piece of paper put the cd/dvd into the console, and when the disk begins to spin jam the piece of paper into the top of the silver dvd drive. You will hear a grinding noise keep it going for about 15 seconds. That is the fix. A good precaution after the fix is to get a cleaning disk with optional fluid and go through the cleaning routine a good ten times. I would say if you have spare cash get a replacement laser module.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
May 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro System Console
Jan 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Nov 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Nov 11, 2009 | Microsoft Video Game Consoles & Games
Jun 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Nov 10, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Jan 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Dec 19, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Oct 03, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox Console
1,471 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: