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Tray not opening and closing properly

by illyasmith / April 2, 2005 10:07 AM PST

Hello to one and all. Thanks for taking the time to read my posting.
I have a toddler that found the button to open the tray on my LG Super Multi DVD Drive GSA-4082B. Whilst hitting the close button, she yanked on the tray (i guess trying to stop it from closing) and now it will not open or close properly (little ones, they're bloody fast!!!) It certainly doesn't fully close anymore therefore is no longer operational!
Is my dvd burner capoot! (as I assume) or is it possible to realign the tray.
Any help/ideas?

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Take a chance....
by ramusson / April 2, 2005 12:29 PM PST

When the tray starts to close, push it physically by hand so that it recedes in fully.

RISKY, but in most cases it works. It undoes the earlier damage.

It could also make the whole drive useless (like now!) beyond repair (unlike now).

All the best.

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Take a chance
by Willy / April 2, 2005 2:53 PM PST

Kids, darn it.

I'm glad you noticed it as too often the forced operation of a CD drive stresses the plastic rack/gearing and it won't take much to upset it. You either got it off track, misaligned or simply cracked/broke. The best bet is to open it and see the innards. If you don't want to do that, try your warranty if you have any but explain slightly differently how it got that way. Otherwise, replace, so more than likely it can't be fixed other than a look over to inspect its insides.

tada ~:> -----Willy

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