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Whenever I turn on my xbox 360, the disc tray just opens, and stays open. When I try to close it, it goes in, but comes right back out immediately. This happens whether or not there is a disc in the tray. I want to try and fix it without spending a mountain of money by sending it in to Microsoft.

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You can fix it but you need to replace the drive, i would suggest you find a used xbox for cheap and just swap out disk drives. its a pretty simple process involving a couple screws and unplugging the ole and plugging in the new.you can normally find used xboxes in the paper or like cl for not much money.

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