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Why does the disc drive never stop?

Is it normal for the disc drive to run constantly? The xbox 360 is nice and quiet when I turn it on but when I put a disc in it the drive it spins constantly (and its very noisy as well), if I play a game for an hour it never stops spinning, is this normal? On my PC and PS2 the drive only spins up occasionally when I play games. Any idea? Thanks!

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It sounds like the motor arm is dirty you will need to take it a dialer or if you can do it your self you will big job on so good luck

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