Xbox 360 Hitachi Drive Laser bumbing into disk

I had an error in which i put a disc into the drive and after a few seconds It told me to open the tray again. So I opened up my xbox 360 and took the cover off the drive to see what was the matter and apparently the part the disc turns on was gummed up and it wasn't spinning fast enough. After I did some research I took out the spindle motor and cleaned the gunk out if it and after that I re installed and the motor turns freely now. However, it turns out that now I have a new problem. Looking at the drive with the cover off, I see the disc getting bumped into or hit by something when its spinning and the disc moves around. It even got so bad that the disc fell out of the drive and on to the floor a few times. Either the disc is unbalanced in the drive, the laser is hitting the disc, or the spindle motor doesn't have a good enough hold on it. It could possible be that when I reinstalled the motor back in I screwed up the height.

Any thoughts or ideas would be much appreciated.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:

MS will NOT touch a system that has been opened even if you pay them, they will just send it back sorry.

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Hi, I would have suggested you send the console in for repair but as you opened it up already that's no longer and option.

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Discussion of self repair isn't allowed here on the Xbox forums so I doubt you'll be getting much help regarding this.

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Any officials can take down this thread. Actually, I have not attempted self repair but wanted to see what you guys said before I did open the disc drive up and see what was wrong. Now I know not to. I merely gave a scenario I read online. I guess I will send it to microsoft as I have as of yet not voided the warranty.

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Indeed, and they will know. Even if you think they won't spot it they will, and the console will be flagged as having been tampered.

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As Juan stated, you have voided any help from us, and the Live Terms of Use by attempting self repair.

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