Here’s what to do if your Xbox One keeps ejecting discs

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Using physical copies of games is has its advantages. At the end of the day, you’re not depending on the network to install and play titles. Also, the boxed copy is great for collectors.

However, even the sturdy Xbox One has some users wanting to switch to digital copies. Namely, some of them experienced a rather peculiar issue, as their Xbox One keeps ejecting a disk followed by the well-known beep. On its own and even while in standby. We’ll try and provide you with a fix for this below.

Xbox One ejecting disc on its own? Here’s how to fix this

Solution 1 – Give power cycle a try

Let’s try with the oldest trick in the book. A lot of Xbox One errors, if not the majority, are easily fixed by a simple power cycle sequence. Therefore, if your Xbox One starts misbehaving, your first step is to go for the power cycle or hard reset. The whole Xbox-ejects-disk thing might be a system bug and this should address it.

Here’s how to perform a power cycle on your Xbox One:

  1. Press and hold the Power button for 10 seconds or so.
  2. Wait until the console shuts down.
  3. After a minute, turn on the console again and look for changes.

Solution 2 – Clear persistent storage

Another way to resolve this is by clearing persistent storage and performing a power cycle again. This seemingly fixed the issue for many users. Of course, we must stress that this applies only if the problem at hand is related to software.

If the hardware is an issue, it’ll hardly help and we suggest considering repairs or replacement. A bit ludicrous but certainly possible reason is roaches infestation, as they enter the console.

Here’s how to clear persistent storage and hopefully resolve the problem:

  1. Power On the console.
  2. Press the Home button and then open Menu.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Select Disc & Blu-ray and then Persistent storage.
  5. Clear Persistent storage 3 times.
  6. Press and hold the Power button for 10 seconds or so.
  7. Wait until the console shuts down.
  8. After a minute, turn on the console again and place it in standby.
  9. The Xbox One shouldn’t eject a disk anymore.

If you’re Xbox One keeps ejecting a disc, contact the support. They should be able to assist you. And, on that note, we can conclude this article. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comments section below. We look forward to hearing from you.

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