I just received my console Tuesday. I opened the box and quickly set up the console to start playing. I went to put in a disk, however, and the disk drive only comes out a little bit then goes back in. I've looked on other websites and have tried the paper clip trick (the drive is the one which uses the second hole from the left) and adjusting the face plate. I can't send it in to Microsoft either because the tamper sticker had been removed before I got the system. Please Help!!
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Re: Xbox 360's disk tray will not open
The motor that opens the drive tray could be bad or there could be something stuck in the gears. You may have to take the Xbox apart and pull out the drive and then take it apart to see if there is anything stuck in there.
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The XBox 360 is a wonderful video game console, however, with heavy usage, the laser (and/or other components in the drive) will eventually burn out.
The first signs of the laser starting to burn out is that your game will start freezing during game play. Eventually the games will stop reading altogether and you will get an "OPEN TRAY" message when you put a disc in and close the tray. What this means is that the XBox 360 thinks that there is no disc in the system.
If you click into the following U.S. based website, you can find more information about this issue, the parts to fix it yourself and you can also send your XBox 360 to them to have it repaired:
Xbox 360's disk drive is starting to fail.Knocking on the top of the Xbox (when its on its side) while loading a game cansometimes get it to work, but at some point you will need to have your Xbox repaired by Microsoft or replace it.
yea what i did was put a fan infront of it blowing into the holes on the xbox 360 to keep it cool and it worked.
Just try to look after your xbox 360 like clean of the dust, keep it cool, don't put it in a spot that it will heat up quick, don't play for to long like 5-6 hours straight and don't get it chipped. Do this and i am 99.99% sure your xbox 360 will be fine.
Try opening the disk tray with the 360 off.
Push a paper clip into 1 of these holes in your 360. It will pop the tray out. Grab the tray pull it out all the way. Put a game in, leave it open! Then turn your 360 on see if it boots the game.
"Your Disk tray might be going bad. It might be fixable but I will have to try it out on a bad drive which iI dont have at this time."