Using butter knife to open dvd drive

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#1 Posted by slipknot0129 (5832 posts) -

I use a butter knife to open my dvd drive and it works like a charm. Is that bad for the dvd drive? 

This guy does the same method I use except I have the face flate on and everything. Its a little harder with the face plate on though. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LF1Yb1_q7Cw

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#3 Posted by slipknot0129 (5832 posts) -

Perhaps but honestly, at this point, what are your options? My 360 is the same way...I always have to leave a disc in the drive or it gets stuck.

 

 

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It sucks how the drive always ends up not opening when a disc isnt in there. I just fingered my dvd drive and for right now it ejects without a disc in there. Nice to know I can always use a butter knife if it doesnt open again. 

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#4 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -
nearly every dvd drive has a hole for a paper clip size. pushing something in that hole will ALWAYS open.
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#5 Posted by slipknot0129 (5832 posts) -

nearly every dvd drive has a hole for a paper clip size. pushing something in that hole will ALWAYS open. k2theswiss
My way is faster though. No need to take off face plate. 

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#6 Posted by Toejammeister (33 posts) -
What I did was punch the DVD drive with my middle knuckle and it opens up. Just a light tap near the eject button usually does the trick with anything on my old 360,
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#7 Posted by slipknot0129 (5832 posts) -

I did some more experimenting and the best way now is to put a little pressure on the top of the Xbox when it is standing up. Push some on the top then you push the eject button and let go. I wonder why I never thought of that ages ago. 

Has that helped any of you?

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#8 Posted by mariokart64fan (20531 posts) -

a tap on the top shall also work not to hard though just tap it ,    and only tap it when there is no game spinning inside , other ways is like people said get a paper clip  and what not , i actually noticed something about the slim model though i had to yank my dvd drive i found out i t wasnt using rubber bands ,  

mine came all the way out   , ,  and i put it back on the track and it worked ever since 

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#10 Posted by Rattlesnake_8 (18452 posts) -
Seems like you are doing it the hard way.. I just press the eject button to open mine.
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#11 Posted by sukraj (27227 posts) -

press the eject button imo

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#12 Posted by rrjim1 (1358 posts) -

Yes, I just press the eject button.

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#13 Posted by DecadesOfGaming (3100 posts) -

If it doesn't open. strip the console down until it consists of over 100 individual pieces.. post each piece to a stranger.. poke ya neighbours cat in the eye, then ring the police informing em that your console has been stolen.. Give the police all 100 addresses where you suspect the missing console parts to be, after the police totally screw up the investigation, expect 100 new consoles in the post! Strip down each new consoles until they eack consists of 100 individual pieces, then repeat process!

Keep repeating process until ya don't give a damn about DVD tray!

Next lesson.. How to repair ya Moms/Mums vacuum cleaner.. Strip vacuum cleaner down until... ;)