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#1 tjwilly

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 02:46 AM

Howdy all... I have tried searching the internet for a resolution but have had no luck thus far and searching through the text version of the forums is like playing "You sunk my battleship" - randomly clicking on page numbers and all..... but.....

My sammy drive started closing as soon as it reaches the full open position as of late. Reads and seems to spin up discs fine.

Has anyone run across this or heard of a resolution?

Thanks.

#2 creg turner

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 03:29 AM

A little strange.. Does the drive read games fine?

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 03:57 AM

Yep - sure does. I tried the drive in another xbox I have and it does the same thing. I took it apart and did not see anything in the mechanism. I am about to take some compressed air to it. (avoiding the laser)

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:01 AM

Check to see if anything is obstructing its path from opening all the way. If it it senses its not opening all the way it will close, almost like your pushing the tray in gently.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:08 AM

QUOTE(JrracinFan8 @ May 31 2006, 10:08 PM) View Post

Check to see if anything is obstructing its path from opening all the way. If it it senses its not opening all the way it will close, almost like your pushing the tray in gently.



Yea, I thought that might be it. It comes open and stays there for about 1 second and then closes. I checked the rails and did not find anything. I did notice, however, the case was full of bits of trash and junk. I am cleaning it all out now. We will see what happends. Thanks.

Edited by tjwilly, 01 June 2006 - 04:08 AM.


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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:10 AM

Heck, it might even be the P/E board, a trace to the eject pushbutton switch might be messed up. Does it do this on a different box?

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:13 AM

Yeah, tjwilly said he tried the drive in a different xbox and did the same thing.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:16 AM

QUOTE(JrracinFan8 @ May 31 2006, 10:17 PM) View Post

Heck, it might even be the P/E board, a trace to the eject pushbutton switch might be messed up. Does it do this on a different box?


Yea... like Creg said, I tried another box to test that potential problem.

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:21 AM

Did you already try air dusting the drive..

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:28 AM

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Did you already try air dusting the drive..


Going to. I have to pick up some more air. I did not realize mine was kaput. I hope it does the trick. thks.


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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:29 AM

I really think it should works. Sounds like something is stuck. BLOW AWAY

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:30 AM

There I go opening my mouth again. Mus be tired. tongue.gif

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 04:41 AM

QUOTE(JrracinFan8 @ May 31 2006, 10:37 PM) View Post

There I go opening my mouth again. Mus be tired. tongue.gif


No prob! smile.gif

Creg, me too. I am hoping for the best. Those Sammys are about as good as they come. I will report back. I guess it is a good thing nobody has came back with. "Ohh, yea, that happends all the time... blah blah"

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Posted 01 June 2006 - 06:05 AM

yeah it definitely seems like a mechanical issue, possibly the switch that detects the tray being open is broken (it opens and waits for teh tray_open signal, but it never comes so it assume sthe tray got stuck so it closes)

yeah go at it with the air, just do it in an open space unless you like seeing little sparkly things and ringing in your ears... that stuff makes you weird. so yeah, get some fresh air



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Posted 01 June 2006 - 09:13 PM

Nah, I had this problem. All I did to fix it was take the drive apart, clean it, added some greese or lub gel on the tray track and laser track, reset the tray mech and put back together. Worked like new!

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