xbox 360 grinding

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I started my xbox up tonight and for the first time ever it started producing the familiar (only because I've heard it before on a friend's xbox) loud grinding noise. It stopped during the game, but just recently revved up again and sounded much worse. I'm worried that I'd have to send it in (I bought the extended warranty), and I don't know how much better it will be, especially since a friend who sent it in got it back and it seemed to be worse. Also, if it ruins the game (The Orange Box), do I get a replacement copy free because it was ruined by the xbox in warranty? I haven't moved it in ages, especially not while running, however it is vertical. The friend who had the similar issue had it horizontal.
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Thomas

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Thomas

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I decided to eject the disk to look at it, and it looks fine, but now the DVD drive won't stay closed on the 360. I took the disc out, put it in, it's in right, but the door won't stay closed. I even closed it, turned the xbox off (thinking maybe it's confused), but it won't stay closed _at all_. Even while off, and I didn't know it was possible to eject the drive while off.

I'm sad that I looked at the game because it was working fine, not scratching the disk, just grinding. :(
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I've called and I have to mail it in :-(
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I had a similar problem with an Xbox 360 (http://tinyurl.com/62l3fv) and a RROD. I don't think that there is anything you can do w/o voiding the warranty. The warranty repair solved the problem and the unit is humming away a year later. Frustrating, I know. I have the same issue now (sending a device in for repairs) as I have to return my PC from home for warranty repairs!
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This specific issue is due to a magnet in the drive's center spinner coming unglued and then sticking to the roof of your drive (causing it to be unable to close the drive). It is correct that you cannot fix this yourself without voiding the warranty if yours is still valid. If warranty is not an issue you must open up your 360 (either google or youtube how to do this), open your dvd drive, look for the magnet on the top of the case, then super glue (I recommend AGAINST using gorilla glue, its too permanent) the magnet back into the center spinner (where you set the discs). Let the glue dry for AT LEAST 1 hour before turning your system on. Should be good after this.
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I already sent it in for warranty repair, and it didn't take them 2 days to mark it as fixed and decide to ship it back. I hope they tell me what it was, but I doubt it.
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Your DRM sucks. I followed the instructions to get my XBLA games working again, even went and deleted and re-downloaded the game (that was supposed to work), but Braid keeps thinking it's in trial mode. Sure, if I click "unlock full game", and just hit back once the window opens, it realizes it's unlocked and lets me access all levels. However, it doesn't load the autosave (and there's no regular save), so I'm forced to start at the beginning every time I load the game. I dug hard to find Jonathan Blow's e-mail address and sent him an e-mail since I know you will never remove the stupid DRM.
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Thanks for your comment. I've forwarded it on to the Xbox team.

As noted Microsoft released the Xbox 360 content license transfer tool that provides Xbox 360 owners a way to transfer licenses. The tool can be found here on Xbox.com, and Major Nelso provides a video demo and overview here.
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Sweatt, if that fixes it (I can't check right now, someone's sleeping on the couch), then it should be added to Important Information About Your Downloaded Content After Console Repair/Refurbishment. Also, if my xbox breaks again, I'll have to wait until September 2009 to transfer my licenses again?

My bet is that the license transfer has already been done at the repair center, because the page I just linked seems to state that they took care of that already. Like I said, the game realizes it's unlocked, but only if I click "Unlock full game", see the screen that says I already purchase it, and hit back. This is likely because the game then checks to see if it's unlocked, and realizes it is.

One user had to create a silver account, have microsoft give him a complete refund to that account, and re-purchase all games on that account. That sucks.
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Thanks for the comments which I will pass on to the Xbox team. I had a similar situation where I returned my unit for a red ring error, and successfully used the content license transfer tool for my purchased content after I received my repaired unit.
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i was about to play some grand theft auto 4 when i turned it on and it made a grinding noise at 1st than i put the game in and it made a grinding noise so i turned it off (after the game was out) and turned it on it came up w/ 1 red ring and turned it off and on again error message and turned it off and on 3 red rings tell me what is going on w/ it