Ever Since I opened the box, when I go to put in a disk, 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. When I tried the paper clip trick, I felt like I was spining the cog, but the drive wouldn't open. I can't send it in to Microsoft either because the tamper sticker had been removed before I got the system. Please Help!!
I have been working on this for about two hours - hav read all the advice tried it all - now I have my Xbox oened up and am looking at the disassembeld DVD drive. the rubber band was loose inside - I know nothing about electronics and can't figure out where it should go - One loop should be around the black smooth wheel with he channel in it but I cna't figure out thwere the other end goes - some sort of photo would be a great help.thanks-
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Either you have something sticky spilled on your unit, or you may have to replace the motor for the disc tray. Also take note if the tray is even attempting to open at all. If so, it might just need to be cleaned.
If you still have a warrenty sticker call up Microsoft and tell them that your Xbox 360 has overheated, and tell them your serial code. They will tell you if your warrenty is expired, if it's not they will ask you where you live then pick up your Xbox 360 and fix it for free. If your warrenty has expired try this. Power off the Xbox 360 and when it is off press the eject button, it might open they tray. Or try opening your Xbox 360 and remove the disk drives cables from the disk drive and the motherboard and put it back together, you should never try the towel trick really, although it works it can also give your Xbox 360 3 red lights then you have to buy X-clamps and theormo paste, just do the X-clamps and theormo paste when you get one red light. I have had two Xbox 360's, when I did the towel trick it burnt the GPU, the other one a little componante came loose, sorry for my spelling. Hope this helps =D
How I worked around the "Open Tray"
problem, where the game discs were not being recognized:
1. Open tray
2. Unplug power cable while tray is open
3. Plug in power cable
4. Power on console - tray closes
5. Open tray
6. Insert disc
7. Try your game
else mentioned this in a forum somewhere, however I don't recall who it
was or which forum. I'm just trying to get the word out so people don't send in their XBOX for repair, or open the case and void the
warranty if this workaround resolves the problem.
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.