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    360 Repair advice!

    Recently bought an xbox 360 off a member on here, However the disc tray wont open.

    Can anyone give me a rough Idea on how much this will cost to get fixed.

    Thanks

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    Banned

    Wouldn't even bother with any repair on a 360.

    master_chief

    Wouldn't even bother with any repair on a 360.



    Why not most cost peanuts to do.

    Is there a disc in there at the minute? If so try powering the 360 off and laying it flat and gently hitting the area over the drive, it could be a edge is sticking up and jamming it.

    Is it making any noise at all when you try to eject?

    Forgot the obvious but have you tried manual release with a stiff paper clip in the hole?

    Push a pin in the emergency eject hole and check the power and sata plugs are in the back of it

    I had a 360 with a drive that would only open with a disc in the tray. When someone took it out and closed the tray I had to tap it just above the drive to unwedge it!

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    harlzter

    Why not most cost peanuts to do.Is there a disc in there at the minute? … Why not most cost peanuts to do.Is there a disc in there at the minute? If so try powering the 360 off and laying it flat and gently hitting the area over the drive, it could be a edge is sticking up and jamming it.Is it making any noise at all when you try to eject?



    Tried this, still wont open, dont know if there is a disc in it, but wouldn't have thought so

    Original Poster

    LiGhTfasT

    Push a pin in the emergency eject hole and check the power and sata plugs … Push a pin in the emergency eject hole and check the power and sata plugs are in the back of it

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    Where is the emergency eject hole?

    Original Poster

    imafish2002

    I had a 360 with a drive that would only open with a disc in the tray. … I had a 360 with a drive that would only open with a disc in the tray. When someone took it out and closed the tray I had to tap it just above the drive to unwedge it!



    Haha, if only it would open.

    Back to the seller for a refund me thinks

    Banned

    harlzter

    Why not most cost peanuts to do.Is there a disc in there at the minute? … Why not most cost peanuts to do.Is there a disc in there at the minute? If so try powering the 360 off and laying it flat and gently hitting the area over the drive, it could be a edge is sticking up and jamming it.Is it making any noise at all when you try to eject?



    If I bought a 360 off someone as working I wouldn't expect to have to carry out any repair.

    They're so cheap now I wouldn't deal with the hassle of repair, I've done many a repair in the past mainly the rrod fix and yes it's cheap as chips in terms of materials but for the time and effort and considering it's not a permanent fix then I wouldn't bother anymore.

    Pull the faceplate off it's there somewhere best check google

    Original Poster

    Nah nothing will get this opened, I'm prepared to get this fixed somehow, but only if seller pays for the repair, otherwise it'll be going back and I'll hopefully get a refund

    Have reported the thread regarding the original FS/FT thread. Should have a mod resposne shortly, hope it gets sorted.

    We got a drive replaced locally, cost about £20 and is working well 6 months later.

    master_chief

    They're so cheap now I wouldn't deal with the hassle of repair, I've done … They're so cheap now I wouldn't deal with the hassle of repair, I've done many a repair in the past mainly the rrod fix and yes it's cheap as chips in terms of materials but for the time and effort and considering it's not a permanent fix then I wouldn't bother anymore.




    Ah theres the difference I am a tinkerer and get satisfaction from getting something working again and if not just enjoy the tinkering, my 8 year old likes to watch too so he is learning from it as he see's how things fit together and where to use appropriate swear words (kidding on the last bit), he is quite technically minded though so may be his forté

    I thought you could buy the HD drives for them pretty cheap ??

    (or are these external?)

    Original Poster

    RickT

    I thought you could buy the HD drives for them pretty cheap ??(or are … I thought you could buy the HD drives for them pretty cheap ??(or are these external?)



    Its not the hd drive mate, its the actual disc drive/tray

    Banned

    If it's never been opened and less than 3 years old just send it back to MS claiming RROD.
    I did that just before Christmas.They don't check and send you out a refurbished unit.

    ps
    Not all Xbox's have the emergency eject button.Mines didn't.

    greatest666

    If it's never been opened and less than 3 years old just send it back to … If it's never been opened and less than 3 years old just send it back to MS claiming RROD.I did that just before Christmas.They don't check and send you out a refurbished unit.psNot all Xbox's have the emergency eject button.Mines didn't.



    Hasn't got a RROD?

    Original Poster

    All sorted now, Got a partial refund from seller, booked into a local repair shop 2moro, hopefully they will get it sorted

    Banned

    Adam2050

    Hasn't got a RROD?



    Yes I know, neither did mine.
    I claimed it did though.
    They don't check.For a quick turn around they just sign it in then ship another one out.

    greatest666

    Yes I know, neither did mine.I claimed it did though.They don't check.For … Yes I know, neither did mine.I claimed it did though.They don't check.For a quick turn around they just sign it in then ship another one out.



    Awesome Fraud.oO

    the usual fix for a sticky drive is to replace the drive band which is about £2

    are you sure it doesn't have temperamental RRoD, if it's under warranty and someone else repairs it you may lose your warranty, unless they replace the seal

    Original Poster

    I can't be sure about the rrod but it seems ok, at this point just wanna put this whole deal behind me though, and move on with life
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