My DVD-ROM drive no longer extends its tray. Can this be fixed (reasonably) or should I just trash this drive?
You can open it up and look around first but at todays rom prices it's off the the landfill unless you see something.
You can get a dvd burner for less than $40 so i wouldn't worry too much if you can't fix it. I opened one once and fixed the same problem once, i had knocked the tray out of line, so it can be done.
Again as stated above by sikoone,bkf. DvD-Roms are cheap,you will end up paying more to get it fixed if it is not a simple issue.