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  1. Manually eject the CD/DVD Drive
    • Manually eject the CD/DVD Drive

  2. There will be a gap in the middle of the CD/DVD tray. You will see 2 pulleys with a rubber belt. Use tweezers to carefully take the belt out.
    • There will be a gap in the middle of the CD/DVD tray. You will see 2 pulleys with a rubber belt. Use tweezers to carefully take the belt out.

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  4. Take a Damp paper towel and clean any dust and dirt off of the rubber belt. Take a Damp paper towel and clean any dust and dirt off of the rubber belt.
    • Take a Damp paper towel and clean any dust and dirt off of the rubber belt.

  5. Using the tweezers again carefully put the rubber belt back in. I have found it easier to get it around the big pulley first then on the small pulley.
    • Using the tweezers again carefully put the rubber belt back in. I have found it easier to get it around the big pulley first then on the small pulley.

    • At this point turn the system on and test it. I have done this on several system that the drive just would not open and it has solved the issues.

Conclusion

Enjoy your Original Xbox again! Please sent me a message if you have any questions about the steps.

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Matt Weatherly

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In my case cleaning the rubber band didn’t help - it has gotten too old and hard. I replaced it with the cheapest band from assorted set of rubber bands from the nearest supermarket, and it worked like a charm. Also the whole set cost me less than a dollar, so you may want to try that first before ordering overpriced "xbox" rubber bands from ebay.

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