Disk will read, but only after repetitive opening.

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.




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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

This happened to me on my old Elite model. Sounds like your disc drive laser is on its way out. Unfortunately as mine was out of warranty I chose to buy a new one (the Slim had just been announced) so put up with the open and closing for a while then got it replaced.


So I'm afraid they might be your only 2 options, send it in for repair or buying a new console. Sorry.

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