I have an old (not slim) Xbox 360 Elite console. Recently I started getting the "Open Tray" fault. I tried all the suggestions online (tapping, opening up, cleaning, checking laser position) all to no avail.
I decided to get a replacement drive off eBay, knowing that if I got the same model I could either swap the old PCB into the new drive or failing that flash the new PCB with the key from the original one.
Original: Philips/Lite-on; Model: DG-16D2S; HW Ver: A0A1; FW Ver: 74850C
New: Philips/Lite-on; Model: DG-16D2S-09C; HW Ver: A0A2; FW Ver: 74850C
I've just tried putting the new drive in and was expecting it to read DVDs (not games until I swapped PCB or flashed), however I'm still getting the "Open Tray" fault.
It was my understanding that it should have played DVDs fine, is this correct? I wanted to check before I open the new drive up in case I can return it. Is it possible that the new drive has a fault already (it was listed as new not reconditioned); or do I have a bigger problem with my Xbox?