We were today years old when we realised that there's a special method to eject your Xbox Series X discs in the case of an emergency. To be honest, most, if not all disc drives come with this, so we perhaps should have realised, but it totally slipped our minds. We can only imagine others haven't thought about it as well, so here's how you do it.

It's actually pretty simple. On the base of the console is a tiny little hole. Pop a pin in it and push down until the disc starts to emerge from the console. Easy, right? If you ever find yourself in a pickle or loss of power to the console, it's a good trick to know if you need to salvage a disc.

This is actually something that's been around since the beginning of the Xbox era - although it's a bit easier now. There's tons of videos on YouTube that can teach you how to do it, along with the instruction manual to your console. Unfortunately, since it's one of those things you don't necessarily check until there's an issue, you may never know!

Judging by the fact these videos have millions of views between them, we're inclined to believe we're not the only ones who didn't know (maybe wishful thinking on our part). Either way, this may help you out in a jam (no pun intended), so you can thank us later!

Have you ever had to manually eject an Xbox disc? Let us know in the comments below.

[source youtube.com]