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Problem with Asus DVD Drive DRW-2014S1T S-ATA

By fw2004
Nov 3, 2013
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  1. Hi;
    I have this drive installed on my system. When I try to open the drive door (either by pressing the button on the drive, or clicking Eject in Explorer, the first time I do this, the door rarely opens. It makes two thumps, about 3 seconds apart, then nothing. When I press the button a second time, the drawer slides out without any problem.
    This problem always occurs on the first attempt after the system has been powered up, or when I haven't accessed the drive for an hour or more. The problem never occurs when there is a disc in the drive.

    I had the cover off the drive, and found that when the cover is off, the problem rarely occurs, but I am unable to find anything causing the trouble. The drive worked fine for several years before this began to happen.
    In all other respects, the drive works perfectly.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks

    FW


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