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Current version by: Vadr64 ,

Title:

Why won't the laser move back to the center of the disc?

Text:

I have two X360s that I'm trying to repair. The first one I fixed by replacing the worm drive motor, then I got this other one I'm trying to fix. Then the first one I repaired came back with the same problem again about a week later.

Both experienced the same problem of moving the laser beyond the rim of the disc (after several attempts to open and close the disc tray when the systems said "open tray" or loaded the disc incorrectly), and not returning to the spindle. I, of course, had the shell of the drive open so I could see the position of the laser.

Right now I'm trying to fix the second one I got. I bought a "new" worm drive motor this time, but that isn't working, either that or something else is stopping the laser from returning to the spindle.

I'm going to try and get some synthetic grease to lube the gears a bit better than WD-40 does, and I may try swapping some other parts, but I really could use some more pointed direction.

Device:

Xbox 360

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

81137

Edit by: Vadr64 ,

Title:

Why won't the laser move back to the center of the disc?
Why won't the laser move back to the center of the disc?

Text:

I have two X360s that I'm trying to repair. The first one I fixed by replacing the worm drive motor, then I got this other one I'm trying to fix. Then the first one I repaired came back with the same problem again about a week later.

Both experienced the same problem of moving the laser beyond the rim of the disc (after several attempts to open and close the disc tray when the systems said "open tray" or loaded the disc incorrectly), and not returning to the spindle. I, of course, had the shell of the drive open so I could see the position of the laser.

Right now I'm trying to fix the second one I got. I bought a "new" worm drive motor this time, but that isn't working, either that or something else is stopping the laser from returning to the spindle.

I'm going to try and get some synthetic grease to lube the gears a bit better than WD-40 does, and I may try swapping some other parts, but I really could use some more pointed direction.

Device:

Xbox 360

Status:

open

Edit by: Vadr64 ,

Title:

Why won't the laser won't move back to the center of disc?
Why won't the laser won't move back to the center of disc?

Text:

I have two X360s that I'm trying to repair. The first one I fixed by replacing the worm drive motor, then I got this other one I'm trying to fix. Then the first one I repaired came back with the same problem again about a week later.

Both experienced the same problem of moving the laser beyond the rim of the disc (after several attempts to open and close the disc tray when the systems said "open tray" or loaded the disc incorrectly), and not returning to the spindle. I, of course, had the shell of the drive open so I could see the position of the laser.

Right now I'm trying to fix the second one I got. I bought a "new" worm drive motor this time, but that isn't working, either that or something else is stopping the laser from returning to the spindle.

I'm going to try and get some synthetic grease to lube the gears a bit better than WD-40 does, and I may try swapping some other parts, but I really could use some more pointed direction.

Device:

Xbox 360

Status:

open

Original post by: Vadr64 ,

Title:

Why won't the laser won't move back to the center of disc?

Text:

I have two X360s that I'm trying to repair. The first one I fixed by replacing the worm drive motor, then I got this other one I'm trying to fix. Then the first one I repaired came back with the same problem again about a week later.

Both experienced the same problem of moving the laser beyond the rim of the disc (after several attempts to open and close the disc tray when the systems said "open tray" or loaded the disc incorrectly), and not returning to the spindle. I, of course, had the shell of the drive open so I could see the position of the laser.

Right now I'm trying to fix the second one I got. I bought a "new" worm drive motor this time, but that isn't working, either that or something else is stopping the laser from returning to the spindle.

I'm going to try and get some synthetic grease to lube the gears a bit better than WD-40 does, and I may try swapping some other parts, but I really could use some more pointed direction.

Device:

Xbox 360

Status:

open