Original XBOX DVD Drive Stuck Issue

How to Fix Original XBOX DVD Stuck Issue

This is a well-known common problem with the original XBOX.  If the XBOX has been sitting a while, this can happen.  Typically, you can just tap on top of the DVD drive a few times and it should open.  Once it opened, you should do the following:

  1. ALWAYS keep a broken DVD or blank DVD in the drive.  This will keep the open/close tray in alignment.  Keep the DVD in there even when you are not playing any games off the DVD.  This should allow it to open/close pretty easily.
  2. Don’t leave nothing in the drive and not use your DVD for a long time.
  3. If the open issue persists, you can try to lubricate the rubber band on the DVD drive.  Here is a video on how to do that:

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