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Phillips DVD Drive Issues


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Hi everyone.

I have a Phillips DVD drive that i have taken apart, cleaned and replaced the belt on. When i slide the tray all the way in, the laser mechanism doesn't "engage" (not sure about the correct term, but it doesn't move up like it should to read a disc if a disc is placed in). I manually slide the black plastic part at the front to get the laser to move up, but sliding the tray back and forwards won't do it on its own. If i plug this back in, when i open the drive, and try to close again, the laser still won't engage, and the drive just pops back out and stays out. If i leave the top off and manually slide the plastic, making the laser move up, then place a disc in and turn it on, it reads the disc perfectly. I can't seem to see any broken pieces. Does anybody know something that could be causing this from experience? 


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If I remember correctly the Phillips has a little nub on the mechanism that raises or lowers the laser assembly. It has to fit in to the tray correctly while in the down position (that way when you push in the tray in the laser is all the way in the upwards position). This might be causing your problem. 

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