Thanks to the guidance here, I am a proud owner of a beautifully working LG GSA4163B which is smoothly burning some backups as we speak. I’d like to keep it that way (working!), which brings me to my question:
Is tapping or lightly pushing the drive disc tray when it is open to initiate closing, in lieu of pressing the open/close button, considered a big deal either way?
All my past drives I’ve almost universally closed this way, as the position of my tower does not make the buttons too accessible when the drives are open. I’ve had no problems, but wanted to check in with you pros here who probably have a lot more experience with burner lifespans than I would have.
What do you think? Does this tend to wear the drives out faster, or is the open/close mechanism built to more than withstand it? Do other components (like the laser) tend to wear out significantly faster and thus make such concerns irrelevant?
Thanks in advance for any input.