DVD-RW Drive tray stuck =(

By siLL2fresh
Mar 25, 2004
  1. Hi, I just recently purchased a new Sony DVD-RW drive. After I installed it correctly I booted up the computer and pressed the eject button...the tray comes out only about a cm, then gets stuck...there is no manual eject button, but it seems as if the drive is locked or jammed somehow in the drive. Plz help. Thanks.
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Take it back or send it back. Or just pull out the tray by hand.
  3. siLL2fresh

    siLL2fresh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    wouldnt i be taking a risk of breaking the drive if i try to take it out by hand?
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    nah, those motors are weak enough that they will spin by the force of you pulling fairly easy. If its real hard to pull then quit, but not much force is required to open those things.

    Ever shut a drive after putting a disk in it by pushing the tray rather than reaching underneath to hit the little button? thats all the force thats required, you will just have to pull it the whole way out cause the motor won't kick in like it does when you are shutting it.
  5. Liquidlen

    Liquidlen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,094

    Many drives have a small hole on the face(near the eject button on my Plextor) That is a mechanical tray release It works by gently but firmly pushing with a straightened paperclip . It avoids damaging the small gears that move the tray nromally.
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