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Open tray i have tried every game and it say open tray, what is the problem? And my friend wanted to show me what kind of noise will the 360 make if we moved it and it didn't make any noise.

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Sensor, on rear right of tray is malfunctioning or dirty,
dirty is easy blow it out with low pressure compressed air without opening the case, through the dvd slot,
available in a can at pc stores, or by attaching a piece of fish tank pipe to the blow nozzle of a vaccuum with blow attachment,
malfunctioning requires replacement of the drive, MS do it $$$$$$$$$$
many other repairers do it, or you can do it your self
but other than M$ repairs will void the warranty for the red ring of death when your 360 fails (they all fail)

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