Memorex 52Maxx opens and closes non-stop

I’ve had this drive for a month or so with no problems.
It’s really been a great drive so far.
But now the tray opens and closes repeatedly.
The tray continues to open and close non-stop even with the IDE cable removed.
I have checked the eject button and it is not stuck.
I can still overide the opening and closing of the tray with the eject button.
But after that the opening and closing of the tray resumes.

Please help me with this wacky drive.

I’d turn the drive in for warranty, if I were you.

That bad huh?

OK it’s boxed up and ready to be returned.
I plan to return it on Friday so if anyone has any other ideas please post soon.