Well… I was swapping out DVD drives between two machines… I had a Pioneer DVD-115, but the other machine had a Toshiba 1612, a much better subchannel reader as I have read. That combined with my LTR-48126S upgraded to a 52246S (6S08) would make a great platform for backing up my Safedisc games.
Anyways… I swapped out the Toshiba for the Pioneer in the other machine and the Pioneer worked fine. I put the Toshiba on its drive rails and tried to slide it into my machine… a tight fit indeed. It took a little effort to get it all the way in, which I thought was unusual. To make a long story short, the tray got knocked off its track and wont go back on no matter what.
I need a new drive and would like some recommendations before I spend money on a drive.