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My 360 will not read any discs and wheni close the disc tray it says it is opening maybe the WD-40 my frend told me reapetedly to put in there screwed the whole thing up any suggestions?

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Why on earth would your friend tell you to put WD-40 in a game system? More than likely the WD-40 got on the lense and it left a film that won't come off easily. Depending on how much you sprayed, your system could be completely messed up.

PLEASE DO NOT KEEP IT PLUGGED IN

WD-40 is super flamable - trust me - we use it to torch bees nests and such.

One little short due to the liquid and it will spark, igniting your system.

You need to get it to a professional shop, preferably the XBOX 360 support center. It's pretty much ruined until you get all the film off, and trust me, it can be done but it's a heck of a lot of work.

You may need to get a new one. The best way to go is GameStop or EB Games, they sell used ones for cheap and give you a 30 day waranty on their systems.

Don't let your friend tell you how to fix anything else, please.

Respectfully,

Don

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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Yes dont put WD-40 in it lol!

It will break it!

The good news is that you can fix this because the problem is down to overheating on the sensors on the back of the drive and you will be back up and running in no time.

You should use a good repair guide to show you how or you should send it in.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

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Do you have a BenQ/Phillips Drive? Before finding this out, do you still have warranty that you have not previously voided? If so, the obvious answer is to send it in.

There's a little piece you need to fix inside of certain BenQ Optical Drives, as this is a common error with them:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnVKjlpORYw&feature=channel_page
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Saq77h8R07g&feature=channel_page

Otherwise I suggest buying a new drive, you can get them for anywhere between 30-50 USD.

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

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