My 360 wont play games it just says open tray!

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 01-09-2010, 10:30 AM         #1
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J iNKReDiBLe 
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My 360 wont play games it just says open tray!
 

 
So I was playin it turned it off and like 30 mins later when I turned it back on it said open tray instead of play
Game ... anybody know what I can do to fix it?

21 comments for "My 360 wont play games it just says open tray!"

 8 years ago '04        #2
nobody 1 heat pts
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Sound like the dvd-rom died, common problem on the 360.
 8 years ago '04        #3
TNWTMP 
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Keep f**king with it, my old 360 had the same problem. It will work sooner or later.
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 8 years ago '04        #4
EGO 55 heat pts55
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DVD rom is going out. sometimes if u eject and close over and over you can get it to work, but best thing to do is call microsoft. or if they wont give u free repair, towel trick then call em.
 8 years ago '04        #5
King Kusanagi 36 heat pts36
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 e G o Maniac said:
DVD rom is going out. sometimes if u eject and close over and over you can get it to work, but best thing to do is call microsoft. or if they wont give u free repair, towel trick then call em.
Or buy another lens or clean the DVD motor (the thing that spins the disc).
 8 years ago '04        #6
King Kusanagi 36 heat pts36
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 1blood said:
wouldn't have happen on ps3 theirs no tray to open
quit being a f**kin fanboy, yall act like a cult or something. PS3 still stop reading discs, funny how you didnt mention that.
 8 years ago '05        #7
P-Hill|M 26 heat pts26
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PS3 fanboys give PS3 owners a horrible rep.


Anyway, sounds like your DVD drive died, get someone to fix it or do it yourself.
 8 years ago '05        #8
jay964 12 heat pts12
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f**king ps3 fanboys always in this section talkin s**t.
if ur s**t is so amazing go f**king play the thing, dont come in the 360 lounge
 8 years ago '05        #9
TheInevitable24 12 heat pts12
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when you close it and it says reading before it goes to just saying open tray, while reading, click the eject button and as soon as the tray starts click it again, this was a trick i had on one of the numerous 360s ive been through that had this problem, this was a fix i found for it but i hate to say it your 3s**tty is gonna die.
 01-15-2010, 08:51 PM         #10
J iNKReDiBLe  OP
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 TheInevitable24 said:
when you close it and it says reading before it goes to just saying open tray, while reading, click the eject button and as soon as the tray starts click it again, this was a trick i had on one of the numerous 360s ive been through that had this problem, this was a fix i found for it but i hate to say it your 3s**tty is gonna die.
DUDE! It fkn worked preciate that s**t
 8 years ago '05        #11
TheInevitable24 12 heat pts12
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your welcome man, yeah i had so many diff. 360s since launch i learned s**t like that just by f**king around trying to get my game to work
 8 years ago '04        #12
King Kusanagi 36 heat pts36
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 TheInevitable24 said:
when you close it and it says reading before it goes to just saying open tray, while reading, click the eject button and as soon as the tray starts click it again, this was a trick i had on one of the numerous 360s ive been through that had this problem, this was a fix i found for it but i hate to say it your 3s**tty is gonna die.
what are the f**king odds huh?
 01-16-2010, 11:19 AM         #13
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without modding the drive I dont think you can just replace it either. you may want to check on the warranty situation and see if it is something M$ will cover for free if not its time to force a RROD or E74 error so you can get it fixed for free.
 8 years ago '04        #14
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Try removing the Disc when not playing games. (IE After you finish playing a game...Instead of just shutting down the console or going to the Dashboard, remove the game which takes you back to the dashboard anyway.) I had this issue a while back. Since the drive never failed during a game and only happened during the initial attempt to read, I didn't think it could be ONLY an issue with the drive. The symptoms lead to more of a system error. The disc read problem also affected system functions such as system start up, application startup, and transitioning from an application (or game) back to the Dashboard. All of these were taking unusual amounts of time. The system attempts to read the disc in the tray during all these functions. So the disc read happens often, and it failed often. So I stopped leaving the disc in the tray in order to get normal operation on all actions other than actually playing a game. Doing so seems to have helped with playing games as well. I have not had a disc read failure in some time now. Maybe easing the load helped. Not sure this will help your situation, but it's worth a shot.
 8 years ago '06        #15
Soraci7 34 heat pts34
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I've had this a few times before, the "try opening and closing a few times" trick only works for a little while before you end up literally sitting there for 20 min doing so.

M$ will charge you around $125 for the fix and you will end up getting a different console just like if the RRoD happened. I suggest doing the towel trick & give your self the RR to avoid payment.
 7 years ago '05        #16
TheInevitable24 12 heat pts12
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 TheInevitable24 said:
when you close it and it says reading before it goes to just saying open tray, while reading, click the eject button and as soon as the tray starts click it again, this was a trick i had on one of the numerous 360s ive been through that had this problem, this was a fix i found for it but i hate to say it your 3s**tty is gonna die.
 J iNKReDiBLe said:
DUDE! It fkn worked preciate that s**t
go buy a ps3 slim. your only gonna run into another error/problem with your 3s**tty.
 06-26-2010, 01:37 PM         #17
TriangleOffense  OP
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 TheInevitable24 said:
go buy a ps3 slim. your only gonna run into another error/problem with your 3s**tty.
good job diggin up 4 month old crap just to s**t on the 360, I fukin hate M$ and I wouldnt do that s**t
 7 years ago '05        #18
P DRILLA 103 heat pts103
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your laser may be off track and unable to read your games. if you don't care about voiding your warranty, open your console (many tutorials on line) and gently slide your laser back into place. then VERY gently turn the left gold screws on the back of your laser...if you google "open tray error fix" you should be able to find detailed tutorials...i got this error a while ago, tried the above method, system has been fine ever since
 7 years ago '04        #19
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open tray close tray open tray close tray until it reads.it'lll do it eventually
 7 years ago '04        #20
XxC4xX 3 heat pts
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just back up your game data, trade your 360 in towards a slim
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