Just wondering if anyone has come across a problem like this. I've got two different dvdrom drives (one Thomson, and one Samsung) that have problems with the tray opening. Upon investigation, it appears as though the dvdrom drive has a tough time pulling the spindle down and away from the plastic magnetic piece on the lid of the dvdrom drive.
If I pull up on the lid of the dvdrom drive just slightly, the tray will open. It seems as though either the spindle itself or the plastic piece on the lid may have become over-magnetized and it seems it's more difficult to separate the two now. Just a guess - as it's kind of hard to prove, but I can't seem to think what else may be causing this (maybe a loose drive belt?).
Any ideas or suggestions?