I know this has been asked a bunch of times before but i'm just wanting to get a better idea of what specifically could be the issue before i go an order a bunch of parts for it
basically i get the usual "open tray" message when i put a disk in the drive. doesnt matter if its a cd or dvd or game.
it makes a whirr and a tiny spin noise and gives up as soon as you put a disk in.
i've removed all the covers and tweaked dvd pot but made no diff.
as far as i can tell the things which can be knackered are
* worm motor
* main motor
to test the worm motor i've read that you have to move the laser "head" block up and down and it should be smooth.... is that right? I've tried to do this and it is just clicking like it is on some kind of cog based thing.
main motor... well the spindle spins if i push it manually with fingers. and it does spin a tiny amount when it tray goes in. could it be that thats broke?
laser... well its not reading disks.
so based on this what would you say would be the first thing to replace and i'll get it ordered off of ebay.
thank you for reading and potentially replying with help