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Disc tray problem

The drive belt for my disc tray popped out and is gone. Does anyone know how big the belt is supposed to be so I can see if I can make a replacement. MS wants $250 for the repair.

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  • vdnovach Nov 16, 2007

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  3. Position the console horizontally, as you would position a DVD player.
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  2. If your console has holes below the right side of the disc drive, insert the straight end of the paper clip into the hole as shown in the picture below.

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