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.
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.