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:
- 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.
- Don’t leave nothing in the drive and not use your DVD for a long time.
- 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: