Posted 09 October 2005 - 06:47 AM
Since the drive started operating more loudly than usual, have you experienced slower booting/load times when playing from media? The lense may be just dirty and may need a simple clean, which would explain the sudden increase in noise, if the lense is working harder to read/search media. It wouldn't hurt if you re-greased the dvd units guide poles at the same time. Cleaning of the lense with a Q-tip will suffice. Other than that, the drive may be near the end of it's days, and need replacing. Try cleaning, re-greasing first, as mentioned above, if that doesn't do it, you could try a pot tweak, but make sure to have a multi-meter handy, as if you push a pot to far, you risk killing the laser block entirely.