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XBOX problem Our XBOX seems to have learned how to make us frustrated, because it is very picky. When we try to oprn it, it blinks as if it is opening, but if there still is a disc in ther, it still reads it. When we push a paper clip into the emergency eject, it shuts itself. Wen we have it open, it continuosly tries to shut itself. When we press the eject button while it closes. it pauses and then keeps on closing. When it does work (1:1000...000 chance) It usually rejects it. Then the cucle starts all ofer. What is the nemisis, hardware or software?

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  • ae_7fam Aug 20, 2008

    OK- typo fixes.

    2nd line- ... try to open it...

    2nd-last- ...cycle starts all over.

  • ae_7fam Feb 13, 2009

    I have put in a DVD drive (and power cable, temporarily) I knew worked, and it still sent the "close" signal.... But I will look into it. (BTW, I thought that was the problem. Just wasn't sure.)

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The DVD drives go bad on those constantly. Getting a replacement should fix your issue. It's a very simple process to install that. There are 6 T15 screws on the bottom of the XBOX and 3 T10's holding the dvd drive in. Replacements are $20-30 on ebay.

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