[QUOTE=risk_reversal;2575073]Hi guys, long time reader first time poster.
I accidentally knocked the tray of my DVD drive (LiteOn) whilst it was open and now it has problems opening.
When I press the eject button on the drive, I hear a [I]clunck[/I] as if the tray is trying to open but the drive tray stays shut. The drive tray will sometimes open if I apply pressure to the front bezel.
The tray closes fine after it has been opened.
I have searched this topic and found a thread that suggests [I]realigning the cd tray mechanism[/I]. Post #7 by legoman786.
I tried searching on this forum also but no luck.
Anyway, prior to opening up the drive, I was wondering if anyone had a link or any additional info as to what it is that I need to do.
Many thanks for any info provided.
That sounds like the gear and the notches on the bottom of your tray are not misaligned and you will need to know how to push the gear back into the right notched groove area to aligned the drive tray again. What you will have to do is get a older drive you no longer need and compare that gear with the teeth groove and see where they have it set at and try to set your liteon gear with the teeth groove to match and try to see if that will fix the misaligned groove to gear movement. Otherwise if you can’t you might have to just get a new drive as they are not expensive anymore unless your drive is a BD then that might be a expensive purchase again.