Xbox 360 not recognizing discs?
Looking for some technical advice from anyone who might have the know-how or has heard of this problem before. I was watching a movie earlier and shut off the system. When I turned it back on, any disc I put in the disc tray cannot be recognized - doesn't matter if it's a game or a movie. My warranty just expired in August, and I don't know when I'll be able to get out of town to get it fixed. Has anyone heard of this problem? Any tips or suggestions?
Please keep the responses to technical advice ONLY. Thanks in advance.
My box did that back in the summer. I ended up having to send it off, and they ended up replacing the whole Xbox. My original Xbox has RROD'd twice and I've gotten the same one back. This time it was an elite. Unfortunately, even though they replaced the Xbox, I only get the rest of my original warranty on it which runs out in Janurary.
" @Reuben: What's the legality of that? I don't want to have my 360 bricked just because I'm trying to save a few bucks. "I've fixed my xbox 360's dvd drive doing that and about 3 other xbox's (my friends who all had the same problem)
I even gave instructions to a friend over xbox live on how to do it. With my instructions he was even able to fix it. So I'd say it's about 99%. Also you can just replace your DVD drive if you don't want to do this fix...with eBay.
My 360's dvd drive has been fine ever since. It's been about almost a year now that I think about it, holy crap.
The issue is that there is a magnet inside that gets knocked out of place sometimes. We have a few Xbox consoles that like to do this "don't recognize the disc" crap at work as well. There are a couple of ways to try and fix this:
- Tapping the top of the Xbox while the disc is spinning can knock that magnet back in place. Here is a video showing the trick itself. I can confirm that this works.
- When you open the tray, then start to close the tray again, use your hand to push the tray in quickly when the tray is about halfway closing. I don't know why...but it works every damn time.
- Take your 360 apart and retighten the bolts on the drive. There are videos on YouTube, but I have personally never done that stuff.
- Ask dice66111. He works on Xbox 360 consoles at his job.
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