How to Open the Xbox 360 Disc Drive With the Controller

by John InglewoodUpdated September 22, 2017
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Like other modern video game systems, Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game console has many features that allow gamers to more conveniently use the system. For example, gamers can use the Xbox 360's controller to turn on the system or send messages. One especially popular function is the ability to open the Xbox 360's disc drive using the Xbox 360 controller.

Connect the Xbox 360 controller that you want to use to the Xbox 360 and turn on the Xbox 360.

Scroll to the "My Xbox" option on the Xbox 360's main menu.

Press the "A" button. This will immediately open the Xbox 360 disc drive. If a game is already in the Xbox 360, you will need to press the "X" button instead.


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John Inglewood began writing professionally in 2008. His articles appear on eHow, where he specializes in law, English literature, computer software and video games. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English literature and a Juris Doctor.

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