I have a Philips DVD drive (model VAD6035/21) that will only intermittently work. Some times the tray will eject and let you place a disc on the tray, but usually it won't.
If the tray does eject, then the XBox will load the game that I place on the tray.
If I use a paper clip to force the tray out, and then place a game disc in the tray, then the XBox will not load the game.
I purchased a "new" Philips DVD drive (model VAD6011/21 purchased on eBay) and replaced the old drive. The new Philips DVD drive won't eject at all.
I have a feeling that the new Philips drive is not necessarily the source of the problem.
Is anyone familiar with either the original problem - tray usually won't eject and/or game won't load, or replacement drive will not eject or go to XBox splash screen?