Hi, I have a hardware problem with my Samsung 616t for sure. First I’d like to tell that this drive was modified to fit in a Xbox but that does not matter for the problem I have.
The drive has trouble opening closing the tray. When I want to open the tray when there’s no disk in it I have to give a little tap on the top of the drive to open it(and sometime it does not open completely). But when I want to open the tray and there’s already a disk in it I don’t have to do nothing, everything’s ok. When I want to close the tray I must press the eject button and give a small tap under the tray and then it will close. I have to do that all the time, when there’s a DVD and when there’s not.
So one days I disassembled the drive to look for the problem. I powered on the unit without the metal cover on it (leaving the laser exposed). Surprise, the drive was working like a charm!!! No more taping. But as soon as I was puting back the top metal covering (without even using screws). The drive was having trouble again.
So it must be a magnetic problem or something like that… Did any of you there ever experienced a problem like this. If yes what do I need to do?
Thanks in advance!