360 Disc Tray Woes

#1 Posted by ZGoon (272 posts) -

I have had this problem for a while but it recently became very shitty when I started playing ME3 again. Every time I need to eject the disc tray I have to use a paperclip under the tray because regular eject doesn't work... This means turning the system off every time ME3 tells me to change discs. Is there any way to permanently fix this so that the eject button actually works again.

My 360 is one of the early Pro models (loud as hell) if this makes any difference.

#2 Posted by JasonR86 (9710 posts) -

@ZGoon said:

I have had this problem for a while but it recently became very shitty when I started playing ME3 again. Every time I need to eject the disc tray I have to use a paperclip under the tray because regular eject doesn't work... This means turning the system off every time ME3 tells me to change discs. Is there any way to permanently fix this so that the eject button actually works again.

My 360 is one of the early Pro models (loud as hell) if this makes any difference.

My two 360's that died did this right before they died. The prognosis for your console isn't good dude.

#3 Posted by ZGoon (272 posts) -

@JasonR86: Pretty sure it's alright. I have had this problem for at least half a year.

#4 Posted by Bawlsz (84 posts) -

@ZGoon: My 360 disc-tray has similar problems. It has to have a game in it for it to open easily, if not it just clicks and reads but the disc-tray does not open, only opens if you hit it, 360 is 2007 Elite model, had the problem for a few months now, played ME3 Omega DLC but that requires no disc swapping.

#5 Posted by aquamarin (555 posts) -

Slim time. Check around your local retailers for some holiday bundles, I saw a couple leftovers at my Walmart and Best Buy.

#6 Posted by BrockSampson (299 posts) -

My disc tray sticks if the system is vertical. If I turn it horizontal again it works fine. I have a jasper revision console.

#7 Edited by L44 (561 posts) -

I've had this problem for 2 years now. I've gotten used to it, It dies when the temperature's over about 25 and is as loud as a hair dryer. Love my Xbox.

#8 Posted by ZGoon (272 posts) -

@aquamarin: I don't think I am gonna bother with new consoles coming soon.

@BrockSampson: I will try this... Even though my entertainment system set-up will no longer be neat and tidy (OCD)

#9 Edited by gavingt (63 posts) -

I've fixed this problem countless times while working on other people's Xboxes. You need to open up your console, open the DVD drive, and then replace the rubber DVD drive belt. This is literally the easiest repair to do. The best thing to use as a replacement is a tiny rubber hair tie that looks like this:

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