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My disc won't eject and there's no hole for paperclip.

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Some drives the hole is not obvious. Check the crack between the bottom of the DVD tray and the top of the front panel that has the eject button and led lights. There may be a small half moon shaped notch there that serves for access to the internal emergency eject access lever.

Posted on Nov 11, 2011


If your DVD Drive came with the computer originally your DVD Drive should have an emergency eject hole.

Kindly check the emergency eject hole just on top of the eject button you will see there a hole where you can poke using a paper clip.

Posted on May 29, 2011


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Depending on the type of disc drive that you have in your Xbox 360 console, use one of the following methods:


Method A: Insert a straightened paper clip or another small, stiff wire into the first hole from the left side of the disc tray. To release the disc tray, push the paperclip into the hole to press the manual eject mechanism. The manual eject mechanism is a white lever that is visible behind the console casing. The hole is located about one-and-a-half inches (approximately four centimeters) from the left edge of the disc tray.


Method B: Insert a straightened paper clip or another small, stiff wire into the second hole from the left side of the disc tray. Push the paperclip repeatedly into the hole to turn a gear to release the disc tray. The hole is located about one-and-a-half inches (approximately four centimeters) from the left edge of the disc tray.


Method C: Insert a straightened paper clip or another small, stiff wire into the into the hole that is directly under the "X3" in the Xbox 360 label on the disc tray to release the disc tray. The hole is located about one inch from the right edge of the disc tray.


In each case, make sure that you line up the paperclip or stiff wire to pass through another notch behind the hole on the console casing.

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