XBOX One X Blu Ray Laser Replacement
The XBOX One X console suffers from disc reading issues and mechanical problems just like the older models. In fact, the disc drive hardware is the same - the laser unit is identical.
Start by troubleshooting the mechanics first, as this will cost you nothing. See our XBOX One Mechanical Problems Page.
If you have to replace the laser, then see the video below. You will need a replacement laser, and I recommend buying the laser with the complete deck. Don't get buying the laser eye on its own - you'll have a hell of a job trying to fit it to the deck.
I've got links to Amazon for the laser below - if the seller is out of stock, then search for an alternative. If you can't find the laser with deck attached, then you CAN buy a complete blu ray drive, and take the laser deck out and put inside your drive.
Any of the XBOX One model Drives will work, whether it be XBOX One Original, S or X. The drives are only a couple of dollars more than the laser, so its a no brainer. (Bear in mind if you replace the complete drive, you will need to swap the circuit board out, so just take the laser deck out)
Ebay will also have stock. We also stock the lasers with the deck in Our Shop, but this is only available to UK buyers for now due to shipping costs, sorry guys.
Estimated repair time 50 mins
Estimated cost £20 ($30)
Faulty Laser Symptoms
- XBOX One X Not Playing Games
- XBOX One X Games Not Installing
- XBOX One X Games Freezing
- XBOX One X Disc Reading Problems
XBOX One X consoles suffer from the same disc reading problems that all the previous models used to.
In fact the blu ray laser and drive mechanics are identical to the other models. The only difference is the outer drive casing is slightly different, but for repair purposes, the XBOX One X laser, deck and working mechanics are exactly the same, and are interchangeable.
This makes things nice n' easy for us repairists!
As with the other XBOX One models, your XBOX One X troubleshooting steps should start with diagnosing the problem.
Is the problem mechanical or laser related? Either way, the console will need opening up, and the disc drive will need to be taken apart to check. It's not rocket science, if you've got half an hour to spare, you could have your console back up and running.
My advice is to start with the mechanics first.
1. Open the console up, take a look at the drive and check for obstructions.
2. Check the mechanics. Do they move properly back and forth? Any debris, or sticking points? Anything missing?
3. Check the laser. Does it move freely on its spindle?
4. Give the laser a clean with your Coldklene Spray, or if in the US, WD40 is fine.
5. Clean the roller. This is the black roller which you'll find just inside the drive, where the disc goes in. Clean it properly.
6. TEST. If you still have a faulty drive, or the games aren't reading, then you are going to have to replace the laser.
See the video below.