Xbox 360 Disc Tray Opening Troubles

It seems my Xbox is having troubles opening the disc tray after a long day of usage. The next day I go to turn it on, I usually press the button over 20x and it doesn't open unless I assist it. Are there anyways of fixing this problem? I've had my Xbox since Oct of 2007 and I'm not sure if it's b/ my Xbox is getting old or if stuff like this comes naturally. One thing is for sure, this Xbox has not givin' me any other troubles besides this, so I should consider myself lucky. I usually take some tweezers and take the rubber polley off to wash it etc. but i do believe there has got to be more to it. Any solution is more than welcome.

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

seems odd. are you sure its not dirty/damaged? does it make any noise?

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[quote user="IxTHEPUNISHERx1"]

It seems my Xbox is having troubles opening the disc tray after a long day of usage. The next day I go to turn it on, I usually press the button over 20x and it doesn't open unless I assist it. Are there anyways of fixing this problem? I've had my Xbox since Oct of 2007 and I'm not sure if it's b/ my Xbox is getting old or if stuff like this comes naturally. One thing is for sure, this Xbox has not givin' me any other troubles besides this, so I should consider myself lucky. I usually take some tweezers and take the rubber polley off to wash it etc. but i do believe there has got to be more to it. Any solution is more than welcome.

Note: This is my alternative account aside from my main account DCI GOVERNATOR

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Likely age and your console will no longer be under warranty for disc tray issues.  The only two support articles I found that may assist is this and this.  If they don't help, you can always try calling Xbox Support at 1-800-4MY-XBOX and see what they can suggest.

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Nah it's not damaged or dirty, it's like there is a clipping point which it can't free itself hence the jamming.

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[quote user="IxTHEPUNISHERx1"]

@ Mister Switch

Nah it's not damaged or dirty, it's like there is a clipping point which it can't free itself hence the jamming.

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Could your faceplate be getting in the way?

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My older model xbox I had before was like that. I actually had to hit it above the tray to get it to open.

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Actually what I did was remove the disc tray completely without breaking it. Clicked the button a few times and it seems the gear cogs spin slowly then speed up on last second. So I just took some tweezers and took the rubber band out and cleaned it. Afterwards w/out putting it back on immidiately, I played around with the disc tray back in, did the in/out procedure numerous of times. Then I put the rubberband back on and again, did the cycle. As of right now, it seems to be ok, but I reckon this is only temporary.

Whatever problem may occur, I'll never tap my Xbox on the top to pop the disc trey open, I fear it my loosen something valueable and important and I don't want to damage the laser.

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Actually, the repair job you did voids any TOU specifications as is... You're better of saving for a new one.

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Actually, the repair job you did voids any TOU specifications as is... You're better of saving for a new one.

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Yeah, though at least his five year general hardware failure warranty was nearly up anyway, and it wouldn't help with disc tray issues (that's covered under the one year general warranty).

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Give the tray a good Blow job with some Dust-Off. I just did that the other day and it slides in and out with no troubles.

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Forgot to say. It was going in all by it self. So that's why I did it.

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