The samsung drive has been good and suddenly it stucks one day and from that onwards.
since then whenever i wanna use i have to press the open button and poke into the pin hole, only then the tray comes out.
Disconnecting all the plugs to it, i opened up the drive and believed that (1) and (2) toghether have been the culprit.
(1) - The white color circle
(2) - The black color circle (that pass thru the centre of CD or DVD and turn the disc)
don't know the parts' name... if you know please tell me
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Casing and inner part
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When I covered the inner part of the drive with the casing, I peeped into the inner part, and
found that (1), with a magnet in it, and (2) are sticking together, apparently held by magnetic force. (When the tray is inside)
In normal circumstance, when the open button is pressed, thru a mechanism the entire part where (2) on is lowered down from the tray and (1). Then the tray ejects. (this is observed without the casing)
When I put back the casing, the (1) on the casing sticks with (2) -- this is normal. However, when the open button is pressed, they still stick together, due to undue magnetic attraction, causing the entire part where (2) on unable to be lowered down. The tray tries but is unable to eject, making sound like something stucks inside. -- This is the cause of failure of ejection.
At this instant, when i lift the casing to overcome the magnetic force, the tray comes out.
Can someone suggest how to fix this?
I would be grateful if a video clip is included if necessary...
Edited by MillenX, 04 November 2009 - 05:32 AM.