For the last couple months or so my drive has had both trouble with a sticky tray that sometimes will not open when I hit the eject button, but more importantly, has trouble loading disks.
I think the two are unrelated. I tried cleaning the foam ring around the tray with 100% Ethanol and it seems to have helped. However, it is the disks not loading that concerns me. The problem has been getting worse as time passes. Disks will no longer load by simply pressing the eject button. In order to load disks, I need to push the tray in with my hand with quite a bit of force. Once the disks have loaded the drive performs flawlessly.
It seems to me that the problem is the drive not catching the disk or something because usually the drive tray will close fine if no disk is inserted.
I am willing to open the drive to fix it if anyone knows what the specific problem is.
Thank you in advance.