I should start by saying that my xbox is pretty old. It's been through some crap, for sure, but recently, it has started giving me the "reading.. Open tray" message, especially with the newer games like New Vegas and LA Noire. I'm pretty stubborn, and I eventually figured out that if I kept open and closing the tray, it would relent and allow me to play the damn game. I've read through plenty of troubleshoots, but none of them mention continuously opening and closing the disk drive. I was just wondering whether it was a unique problem.