What to do if your Xbox One eject button is not working

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by Ivan Jenic
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  • Xbox One eject button getting stuck is pretty common. And yes, it's frustrating but keep in mind is that the solution to this is really simple quick and easy. Just follow the step by step guide from the article below.
  • The most important solution is to release the eject button mannualy using a paper clip. Even if you're not McGuyver you're gonna be able to do this, trust us.
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Xbox One eject button

There have often been instances of the Xbox One eject button getting stuck.

This might be outright frustrating when you need to change your disks in a jiffy though the thing to keep in mind is that the solution to this is really simple and easy.

And it does not take much time either.

So, let’s get started right away.

Solution for Xbox One eject button issues

How to release the eject button manually

  • Before you start, you will do good to know the process is similar to how you release the disk of a CD ROM drive using a detangled paper clip. Using the same, look for a tiny hole just beside the Eject button. It’s marked out with a yellow or orange lining to help locate the spot.
  • Now insert the clip and press gently. You can use any other thin but long object for the purpose though it has to be thin enough to fit into the tiny hole while stiff enough to be able to withstand some amount of pressure.
  • When you press into the hole, the clip (or anything else that you are using) sinks into the hole a little and you will know that’s it. The CD too gets ejected simultaneously.

However, it is happening way too frequently, that is the Eject button is failing quite often and you are having to resort to the workaround described here to release the disk.

Try restarting the device and see if the issue has been resolved.

Also, keep your Xbox One updated with all the latest updates

Else, this might be a hardware issue that needs attention. Get in touch with the service guys in that case to get it resolved.

Then again, this shouldn’t too big a deal as the disk drive release mechanism might be at fault if it isn’t with the Eject release button on the gaming console’s casing.

This should be it. Hope you are able to release your disks if using the method described here just in case the eject button on your Xbox One isn’t working.

FAQ: Read more about Xbox One issues

  • How do you eject a disc from Xbox One?

If the eject button is not working, restart the console and try to press the eject button again to remove the disc. If you receive the Check your disc error, here’s the perfect guide to fix that problem.

  • Why does my Xbox One eject disc by itself?
The first step is to perform a hard reset. The problem with ejecting the disks might be a system problem and the hard reset should solve it. Read our full, extensive guide to fix the Xbox One ejecting problem.
  • What is the IR out on Xbox One?
The IR out is the infrared output port for the IR blaster. The IR port is for controlling devices via an IR transmitter like a home theater system.
  • Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in February 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in March 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in February 2019 and was revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.