I am replacing the CD burner in my cd duplicator with a DVD burner. I swapped it out with a LITE-ON 4x and it works, but the tray does not fully slide out the last half-centimeter or so, so the robot arm cannot pick and drop discs successfully. I can manually pull the tray out the last 5mm and the robot is happy, but that will not do.
The drive that was in there was Plextor, and I recall all my other Plextor drives to be good about the mechanics of pushing the tray out the full distance is is supposed to go.
I have also tried a Pioneer, and some other off-brand I got at MicroCenter (retailer in US). The were both weak on the tray extension mechanics to the extent that one could not lift out a CD or DVD from the tray in a direct vertical motion without bumping the top of the inside of the drive.
I am trying out a : Plextor 8x Internal DVD±R/RW/CD-RW Drive
Model: PX-708A : next, but it will be a couple days before I am back at the store.
Can anyone tell me if the above plextor, when hitting the open/eject button, fully extends its tray so that one can vertically lift the media without snagging the inside of the tray? Can the tray be manually pulled out any further after hitting open/eject?