So, I have an original Xbox. I've had this problem for as long as I've owned it, where if there's no game in the tray, the tray won't open (when I press the open button, it just makes the whirring noise, and I can tell that it's trying to open, but it won't). Basically, this isn't a problem if I just never leave the tray empty. But unfortunately, I accidentally closed it last week with no disk in the tray. In the past when this has happened, I've just been able to fix it by persistantly pressing the open button a few dozen times, and eventually it would finally open. But I swear I've been doing it over a period of weeks, hundreds of times, to no avail. Does anybody know how I can fix this problem?
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I have that problem with my console sometimes.
The disc tray has probably been knocked slightly (while in the open position) at some point. It'll be out of sync with the small rollers inside.
When the wheels get stuck, I just put a finger on the outside of the tray, and move left/right/up and down to shift it. Eventually, (sometimes straight away) it unsticks, and it's fine after that.
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