I have searched through the Xbox Support forums and other sites trying to find this issue. If someone has already posted about the problem, my apologies.
I have an Xbox 360 S. My issue is this:
The sound that alerts when you press the Eject Sensor button or the Power button is randomly sounding during normal operation. There does not appear to be a pattern with any specific disc that is loaded, if any disc is loaded at all. It occurs at random and varies in frequency. The console may go several hours without it occurring or it may occur 3-4 times within a 5 minute period, regardless if I am playing an Arcade game, game disc or Netflix.
The console has rarely been moved and is in otherwise mint/same condition as when I removed it from its package seven months ago. It is within a fairly dust free environment and sits within a well-ventilated tv stand. I only use a soft cloth to wipe it with; I have already checked for skin oil or dirt that might be covering the sensor. I am guessing this is a hardware issue/failure, unless this alert is associated with software or programmed to go off for another reason.
There does not appear to be any other functional issue with the console. I admit I would be willing to tolerate the occasional pinging noise unless this is a sign of impending hardware failure. If there was a way to disable the sound altogether, I would have already done it. I rarely use those buttons anyway, preferring to power on and off, or eject discs via the controller. But curiosity has got the best of me here, and I would rather it not be alerting during serious game play or movie.
Any suggestions on what might be causing this, and is there any way to correct without having to go through repair/warranty? Thanks.