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PC DVD burner eject problems

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Meat Plow, Aug 14, 2007.

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  1. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    Not really looking for help with a fix but I found it a bit
    odd that the tray ejects fine as long as a disc is in it but
    I have to use the fail-safe manual eject with no disc in the tray.
    Must have something to do with the position of the mech that comes
    down on the top and holds the disc to the spindle hub(forget official name).
  2. Arfa Daily

    Arfa Daily Guest

    Hi Meat
    That would be the disc clamp and turntable. Problem could be just a slipping
    belt, and when there is the weight of a disc on the turntable, that's enough
    to break the magnetic 'sticktion' between turntable and clamp, along with
    the effort put in by the tray motor via the slipping belt, and thus get the
    deck on the move and dropping away from the tray. I've seen this problem
    times on regular hifi drives.

  3. You may be basically correct. With no disc in place,
    the clamper magnet attracts the spindle hub with a greater force.
    So, a weak motor or slipping belt may not be able to overcome it.

    So, you'll have to remove the cover and try to determine what's going on.

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  4. Meat Plow

    Meat Plow Guest

    That makes sense Arf. The drive is only a year old maybe the belt got some
    lube on it? Next time I pull the covers to clean out the dust I'll have a
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