The Xbox 360 is the second game console made by Microsoft, and was released November 22, 2005.

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Why my tray wont stay closed

I need help. My tray wont stay closed. It closes for like two secs and then opens right back up. Also theres a green blinking light that never stops blinking idk if that has something to do with it.

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Does the CD drive shut all the way? Can you peer into the drive and see if the little "button" that detects when the tray shuts? Can you hear the drive motor straining even it is shut?


hey did you ever fix your xbox? because mine is doing the exact same thing as yours. and i dont know what to do? i need help!


Chris did you ever check out the site I recommended as one of the answers? You will find what you need to do there.


My Xbox 360 will not stay close I really need help asap


Hi, I also have the same problem. My disc tray won't open. I need to open it with a paper clip each time. And now it doesn't close properly. I have to press it when it closes until it reads the game. I had a other xbox 360 that "red eyed" so i took out the disk drive and put it in my one. But it does not ready my disks. Can someone help please.


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This from here "Debris in disc drive

If your disc drive tray is stuck and will not open or close, then you have to manually eject the disc. Follow these instructions to remove the faceplate and manually eject the drive. Remove any obstructions, and plug the console back in. If the eject button still doesn't work, your disc drive may need to be replaced."

In general, for any optical drive, you want to check the following:

Stuck disc or other object in drive

Remove the disc

If there is a disc in the tray remove it.

Disc drive button broke

Bad drive gears

there is also the possibility that your drive does not read the disk (try other ones) and therefore opens the tray. That would also be connected to the flashing green light, since it indicated that your drive is trying to read a disk. You might try to clean the laser of your drive, or think about replacing your drive. Just remember "The Xbox 360 is designed so that the DVD drive works only with the particular game console it is installed in. Replacing a defective DVD drive with a replacement DVD drive does not work, since the replacement has a different DVD drive key, which the game console won't accept. ...Hope this helps, good luck.

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The drive belt in the DVD is stretched out and dirty. Take the belt out of the drive, wash it thoroughly with hot water and dish soap. Pat it dry. Put in a microwave for 1 minute. That will shrink it back to the right size. While you have the drive open clean the wheels with rubbing alcohol using a q-tip. That should fix it.

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Thanks Dennis, Will try that and let you know.

If i have an other drive will flashing it help? and is that legal?


If you have the same model drive you are better off swapping the motherboards out. A chip on the motherboard is married to the CPU so flashing won't help.


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Check this site out. They will be able to help you there. My guess is you need a new drive but the site has fixes for all of the 360 stuff.

Head to the forums and ask your question and they will take care of you.

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