QUOTE(obcd @ Sep 23 2009, 02:35 PM)
If it's trying to open but not succeeding, than it could be a bad drive as well. Are you sure that the tray isn't blocked by something? For instance, if the dvd isn't properly in place, the tray can be blocked by the top cover of the xbox. (Because it's coming a bit higher than it should.)
thanks but the drive is sitting outside the box. i haven't reassembled the parts completely. since this is the case im guessing the drive is bad.