Title says it all.
When there’s a disc in the drive, it ejects easily.
When empty, however, pressing the button results in a “clunk” noise - no ejection. Pressing eject again produces a “clunk” as well as a noise which sounds like a CD spinning. It will then cycle all over again, sounding like it’s attempting to eject the tray. I usually end up inserting a paper clip into the manual eject hole if I accidentily close the drive without media in it.
My drive is past Newegg’s 1 yr. warranty. I’ve tried flashing to the newest firmware, made no difference. It’s not that big of a nuisance, but can get annoying at times. I should also note that I’ve never had any reading/writing problems with the drive - it’s been nothing short of exceptional. It started malfunctioning a week past my Newegg warranty expiring (d’oh), and the drive was purchased OEM. Prior to this, it worked perfectly fine. Also, right clicking on the drive in Explorer and clicking “Eject” produces the same results, except the drive is more persistent in its spinning and clunking.
How might I rectify this problem? Suggestions, comments, your thoughts = appreciated. Thanks in advance for any insight you guys might have…