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?



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