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Re: My 360 says disk unplayable.
Microsoft Xbox have some common problem like red lights, E74 and Disc
Read Error. Microsoft is providing extended warranty for red lights
problem, Means you will have to spend some money in order to get this
problem repaired from Microsoft also you will have to wait for 3-4
weeks to get your Xbox back. There are many reasons disc read error can
occur in your Xbox like your disc might not be clean, laser might also
be dirty and many more common problem. I would suggest you to first
clean out the disc, you are using. If that don't solve the problem you
can also take the help of DIY guide available at Internet. I think you have got good no. of options to get your Xbox repaired, Choice is yours.
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The open tray and unplayable disc is because the lens isn't strong on the drive and needs to have a Pot calibration done to it to make the lens signal stronger. That should fix the open tray/unplayable disc issue. I have done this to quite a few drives and all have been working fine since.
I started to have the same problem with my box as well... If you know how to take your xbox drive out of the 360 then do so and open it up... if its the problem you'll immediatly notice that the black ring that spins the disk itself is stuck to the top of the casing... its magnetic so just pull it off and superglue up it back to its base and it should fix your problem
First of all clean the disc, use warm water and a soft rag. after cleaning the disk, very carefully take apart your XBOX and use the rag to wipe off the eye touch nothing else. Place the XBOX together the same way that you took it apart. Hope this helps!
What you have to do, is clean the "eye" the thing under the disk tray that reads the game, you probabley got that dirty or damaged somehow. Try spraying compressed air into the open disk tray to get any quick dust off. if that does not work then try finding other ways to clean it or call 1-800-4my-xbox and have microsoft check out the system to see whats wrong with it
Sounds like you have a faulty DVD drive. If you are still in warranty Microsoft should either repair/replace the console, call them and explain the situation. Otherwise, if your warranty is out, you could replace the DVD yourself, there are many places to pick up the drives, ebay is a good place to start also xbox-scene.com would be able to help.
Go to Youtube and look up opening XBOX 360. There are lots of videos and tutorials explaining how to open up your XBOX. JUST REMEBER TO KEEP THE SILVER STICKER INTACT SO YOU CAN PUT IT BACK AND NOT VOID YOUR WARRANTY