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    XBOX360 - "Open Tray" Error

    Hi All,

    My 360 is displaying this msg when I put in a game.
    It will spin for about 15secs then just give up and will just say "Open Tray"

    All my dvd's works on the console but a "certin" type of disc will not play..
    however it has been working before.. but just over the last few hours it has givien me this error msg.

    does anyone know to fix this?
    ive done some googling and found that I may have to replace my drive..

    has anyone had this problem before.. and how can i fix it?
    Thanks.

    32 Comments

    so it used to play copies / backups but it now doesnt?

    Can the laser be weakened by using too many DVD+DL discs? Do you have one red ring?

    Original Poster

    DudeyGeeza;4529312

    so it used to play copies / backups but it now doesnt?



    lol yeah, i got it modded a few days ago, got it home and worked fine.
    playes all back-up games and orginals and also dvd's fine.

    next day i put in a backup disc and it would spin then display the "open tray" msg.
    i put in an orgianl disc, works fine..

    I tested it by swapping discs to see if they load.. i.e backup disc.. then orgianl.. orginal... bkup disc wtc..
    just to test if it were the bkup discs and not the drive.

    queston is really, is it the flash, or is it the bk up game?

    ive asked a freind to lend me a bkup disc for me to test. if that works then i guess is the flash?
    but why would the other discs work?? hmm me confused lol

    Original Poster

    oh just to add, if i eject and try again, after about 30 attempts the disc will play.

    also i have only used the bk up games about 3 times since the flash.

    Original Poster

    Abvance;4529322

    Can the laser be weakened by using too many DVD+DL discs? Do you have one … Can the laser be weakened by using too many DVD+DL discs? Do you have one red ring?



    no rings, the console works fine. (apart from not reading my bk up games)

    Is the back-up a cheap non-aone/verb disc?

    Tanchi;4529356

    oh just to add, if i eject and try again, after about 30 attempts the … oh just to add, if i eject and try again, after about 30 attempts the disc will play.also i have only used the bk up games about 3 times since the flash.



    could have a poor laser, using the backups pushed it over the edge..

    So now it may read ones that have been burned on a higher quality disc, or ones burned with a higher quality writer etc. but it will always be hit and miss, so you're better off getting the drive replaced.

    About 25 quid for a new one.

    Original Poster

    Abvance;4529384

    Is the back-up a cheap non-aone/verb disc?



    DUAL LAYER VERBATIM DVD

    Original Poster

    DudeyGeeza;4529386

    could have a poor laser, using the backups pushed it over the edge..So … could have a poor laser, using the backups pushed it over the edge..So now it may read ones that have been burned on a higher quality disc, or ones burned with a higher quality writer etc. but it will always be hit and miss, so you're better off getting the drive replaced.About 25 quid for a new one.



    thanks, yes i thought this was the case, the xbox itself if quite old (2 and a bit yrs) its quite loud and pushes out more heat than my other 4month old 360.

    I think I will poke about with it tonight, if not i will get a new drive and re-flash it.
    btw will i have to buy the exact same drive as before?
    or can i get any?

    Abvance;4529384

    Is the back-up a cheap non-aone/verb disc?



    you tried fortis discs? they work great and cheaper than verbs (I pay £11 for 20) not one bad burn yet!

    Tanchi;4529431

    thanks, yes i thought this was the case, the xbox itself if quite old (2 … thanks, yes i thought this was the case, the xbox itself if quite old (2 and a bit yrs) its quite loud and pushes out more heat than my other 4month old 360.I think I will poke about with it tonight, if not i will get a new drive and re-flash it.btw will i have to buy the exact same drive as before?or can i get any?



    if you use it online it will need to be the same make and model drive, or you risk higher detection, otherwise, just whack any in there. What drive do you have?

    Tanchi;4529417

    DUAL LAYER VERBATIM DVD


    should be ok then, try googling for the rubber band trick on 360! If its as bad as you say it cant hurt and many people say it works a treat!

    harlzter;4529452

    you tried fortis discs? they work great and cheaper than verbs (I pay £11 … you tried fortis discs? they work great and cheaper than verbs (I pay £11 for 20) not one bad burn yet!



    Where that from then? Might try them.

    Original Poster

    harlzter;4529467

    should be ok then, try googling for the rubber band trick on 360! If its … should be ok then, try googling for the rubber band trick on 360! If its as bad as you say it cant hurt and many people say it works a treat!



    trouble is, i got it flashed by a mate..
    i have no idea how to open the console to do this myself

    if i take it back to him he will prob charge me to do this lol

    Banned

    Tanchi;4529518

    trouble is, i got it flashed by a mate..i have no idea how to open the … trouble is, i got it flashed by a mate..i have no idea how to open the console to do this myselfif i take it back to him he will prob charge me to do this lol



    Threaten to report him to the police for selling the means to by pass copy protection which is illegal, if he does it for free then he's okay.

    Original Poster

    lumoruk;4529551

    Threaten to report him to the police for selling the means to by pass … Threaten to report him to the police for selling the means to by pass copy protection which is illegal, if he does it for free then he's okay.



    lol

    Doesn't sound like much of a mate if he'll charge you.

    have you only got 1 back up disk or have you tried more than 1?

    Original Poster

    lyndsbowes;4529948

    have you only got 1 back up disk or have you tried more than 1?



    Hiya Lynds!

    I have 6, they all work apart from 1.. then a few hrs later they all stopped working.
    leaving only my orgainals and dvd's

    Original Poster

    Abvance;4529892

    Doesn't sound like much of a mate if he'll charge you.



    hes a mate of a mate :thumbsup:

    Tanchi;4529970

    Hiya Lynds!I have 6, they all work apart from 1.. then a few hrs later … Hiya Lynds!I have 6, they all work apart from 1.. then a few hrs later they all stopped working.leaving only my orgainals and dvd's



    then i agree with dudeygeeza :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    lyndsbowes;4529994

    then i agree with dudeygeeza :thumbsup:



    yeah i guess ;-)
    going to borrow a freinds game to see if that works.. if it does.. then i know its not the dvd drive.. but tbh i think it is the drive.. aw going to cost me £35 to have a new one fitted and flashed. ugh.

    Original Poster

    ty for the replys. funny hwo u guys are more helpfull and also responded quicker than any other fourm.
    thanks guys, i will try and rep u all. ty

    Tanchi;4530039

    ty for the replys. funny hwo u guys are more helpfull and also responded … ty for the replys. funny hwo u guys are more helpfull and also responded quicker than any other fourm.thanks guys, i will try and rep u all. ty



    hope you get it sorted bud :thumbsup:

    What if you change it and then get rrod?. Best buy a new modded console only for about £50 ish

    Tanchi;4530030

    yeah i guess ;-)going to borrow a freinds game to see if that works.. if … yeah i guess ;-)going to borrow a freinds game to see if that works.. if it does.. then i know its not the dvd drive.. but tbh i think it is the drive.. aw going to cost me £35 to have a new one fitted and flashed. ugh.



    Have a look on dealextreme I think they are about $30, if you get a direct replacement for yours you dont need to rfeflash it just put the circuit board from yours on it then it has the key and the iextreme firmware ready to go:thumbsup:

    Tazzer;4531849

    What if you change it and then get rrod?. Best buy a new modded console … What if you change it and then get rrod?. Best buy a new modded console only for about £50 ish



    xclamp it, the kits are only a couple of squid:thumbsup:

    damn the original xboxes where so much less hassle :whistling:

    harlzter;4532256

    Have a look on dealextreme I think they are about $30, if you get a … Have a look on dealextreme I think they are about $30, if you get a direct replacement for yours you dont need to rfeflash it just put the circuit board from yours on it then it has the key and the iextreme firmware ready to go:thumbsup:



    That is wrong.

    You still need to reflash to match the key off the mboard mate.

    Dudeey knows where to get drives, PM him. :thumbsup:

    theres a new copy protection method implemented into new games now ,the first being Major League BaseBall 2K9 so youll need it reflashed anyway to play copies of your newer games :whistling:

    ps; strike the circuit board(pcb) contains the key but will only work if its a similar drive your trying to swap with ,otherwise as you said you will need the key to spoof it.they are also still working on the new firmware for this protection

    Hmmm, Yeah i had this problem. Tried all sorts, in the end I just got the hairdryer down the vents(pressing the cold trigger of course) and in the disk drive. Worked fine aftwerwards. A good blowing.

    Discs wouldnt play and open tray just game up. Basically.... CLEAN IT YOU SCREBBY BOII

    strike;4532293

    That is wrong.You still need to reflash to match the key off the mboard … That is wrong.You still need to reflash to match the key off the mboard mate.Dudeey knows where to get drives, PM him. :thumbsup:



    niagrab;4533299

    ps; strike the circuit board(pcb) contains the key but will only work if … ps; strike the circuit board(pcb) contains the key but will only work if its a similar drive your trying to swap with ,otherwise as you said you will need the key to spoof it


    thanks for confirming, thats the reason I said direct replacement as even someone with very basic knowledge can swap them out, spoofing drive keys and firmwares however isnt for the faint hearted, i'd give it a go as a last resort only, when I did my 360 with iextreme I nearly bricked it as we had a powercut (thank hell for ups systems) would have been gutted as it was an elite just a few hours old:oops:

    A power cut whilst flashing geez,not good at all,thank god you had UPS
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