I've noticed people having this problem when they flash their Xbox 360 drives but this is NOT the case here. My dog was running like a crazed maniac in the house accidentally running into the entertainment center, on which all the way to the top I had my 360 sitting vertically, causing my 360 to fall down on the carpet.
Before I opened the system up I noticed that the Xbox was still working fine (no ring of death what so ever) loading everything from the hard drive, BUT when I tried to put ANY disk in it sounded as if the Spindle Motor wasn't supporting/clamping down/holding the disk in place so all I could hear was the motor scratching the disk trying to spin it.
So I open the 360 and take the DVD drive apart and I noticed that the black TIP of the Spindle Motor (that hold the Disks in place) broke off so I superglued it perfectly back on. I put the system back together and now it takes about 5 pushed on the eject button before the tray opens (it opens immediately with a disk in it).
Anyway, HERE IS THE REAL PROBLEM NOW.....When I put a disk in the 360 the disk spins fine from what I hear and the laser does attempt to read the disk but all I see on the 360 menu (on the bottom where it shows the DVD tray status) is a continuous "Reading" message (which a lot of times it will just keep reading the disk with no success until I shut the system down) followed by a "Oped Tray" message.
MY QUESTIONS ARE:
1. IS MY 360 FIXABLE (do you think I can swap the motor or laser and it will work?)???
2. IF YES HOW CAN I FIX IT???
ANY HELP WOULD BE EXTREMELY APPRECIATED AND IF YOU'RE EVER PLANNING ON GOING TO GREECE I WILL BE YOUR FREE TOUR GUIDE!!! biggrin.gif
PLEASE EMAIL ME AT firstname.lastname@example.org SO I CAN GET YOUR MESSAGE FASTER!
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP AND BY THE WAY XBOX SCENE ROX THE HIZZLE.