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Disc wont Eject

Discussion in 'Xbox 360' started by msitarski, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. msitarski

    msitarski Member

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    hey there

    lately i have been in hospital for quite alot of broken bones and i really need some thing to do while im recovering

    now im curious ive got a Xbox 360 ive given to my 2 younger brothers and they have told me on the phone the disc is not ejecting

    its a xbox 360 arcade i was wondering if worst comes to worst due to the dvd drive is broken is it as simple as opening it up and just installing a new drive in ?
     
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    JST1946 Regular member

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  3. msitarski

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    ok but at worst it would be the drive that is dead ? and i would need to open the xbox and cheek what brand it is and purchase the same one

    would i be better to reflash or swap the "pcb" board
     
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    Depends. You may have to solder if you want to switch the boards. One other thing you could try: Just take the box and the drive apart (take off the metal housing of the drive) and clean it up. I got me an Xbox 360 that was so dusty the drive didn't want to open.
    I used a hair drier to get all the dust out. Now it's working good again (this may also give the box a better cooling).
    Also, if it is an old Samsung drive, they are notorious for this error, it normally means that the rubber band in the front part of the drive is worn out. Try getting a new rubber band that has the right size (here in Germany WMF (a flatware store) has the rubber bands).
     
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    Boil the band for 60 seconds and it should work again
     
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    ok but is there any way to force the drive open like doing it to a PC with a paper clip ?
     
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    I doubt that this works when the drive is phyiscally damaged or the rubber band is worn out. By the way, with the drive I had it was the rubber band too, didn't want to open again yesterday, so I switched the rubber band, now it works again. So this happens to Lite-On drives too, not only Samsungs.
     

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