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ShadowdogKGB
25-07-2009, 02:15 PM
This is a reply to the now closed thread here:
http://forums.pcworld.co.nz/showthread.php?t=69821

I have 2 of these drives sitting around. It has always perplexed me why either of them won't open when there is no CD in them.

I took the covers off of one to observe just what was happening inside.

The problem is this thing:

http://www.kgbclan.com/kgb/datas/users/12-picture111-optimized.jpg

When the cover is fully in place, this thing simply won't let go of the CD spindle.
When a CD is in the tray it doesn't stick.

I tried putting a little grease on it, tried flexing the cover outward to give it some space to move. I tried shimming the top cover with washers and I finally tried just removing the green plastic thing altogether.

No go.

Nothing works.

You're better off just chucking it in the garbage.

I could not get it to work right.