How to Clean Up XBox 360 Disc Drive
Show you step by step on how you actually can fix the disc read error by clean up XBox 360 disc drive.
It really spoil out the mood sometime when your Xbox 360 showing error on while reading games disc. That problem happen due to your disc is broken or scratches happen, and may be another reason is that your disc scanner laser inside disc drive is dirty blocked out by dust. If this happen, you actually can clean it up yourself, just follow below step and you will back to action with your Xbox 360 game in no times.There are several ways that you can get advice and help to fix your Xbox 360 error, recommended you pay a visit to Xbox 360 Red Light Of Death Fix Guide which show you simple step by step on how to troubleshoot and repair your Xbox 360 console yourself.
Tool that need to prepare:
- Small Philips head screwdriver
- Q tip/cotton swaps
Step 1: If you don’t know where is the disc drive, it a big gray square located on the left side of the console where there are 2 plugs plugged into the back of the drive. Before you start anything, make sure you turn off your console completly. Then, you need to unplugged those 2 plug connected to your disc drive before you remove it disc drive out. You can grab the drive on the both sides and lift directly up to give you some space to reach behind to unplug the plugs. After that, the disc drive should be able to slide right out.
Step 2: Use a small phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the 4 screws in the corner of the drive and make sure you keep those screws properly so you don’t lose it.
Step 3: Now slowly grip the underside of the drive case and lift up, this should be easy to remove the drive case without any difficulty.
Step 4: Turn the drive back over and slide the top of the case off and set it aside.
Step 5: You can located the disc drive laser eye, use a q tip rubbing with alchohol gently rub the laser eye to clean it up and dry it.
Step 6: Another component that you need to clean up is the circular piece of thing located in the middle of drive which spins the disc when they inside the drive. Similar like step 5 clean it up with q tip rubbing with alchohol and dry it.
Step 7: After that, put back and screws up those drive case together.
You can also refer for below youtube clip for another option on how to clean up the Xbox 360 disc drive.