QUOTE(fencer04 @ Mar 14 2008, 06:36 PM)
I have a broken Hitachi drive that when I disassemble it and manually move the drive tray in and out the laser never gets fully raised into position to grab the disc and read it. Has anyone else comes across this problem? Am I going to have to replace the drive.
The problem is probably in the gears and cams that move the tray. I think theres a white piece that slides side to side to push the eye assembly up. Check to see if the stub on the assembly is moving to the end of it's little track on the white piece. If it is, check the other gears and parts. They can jump out of place if you bump the tray but look just fine.This post has been edited by Cryohavoc: Mar 14 2008, 06:27 PM