Opened up my white 40gb unit as it's not reading discs. It will accept and eject them fine, but i can see inside the drive that the laser doesn't light up, nor does it move (is it supposed to straight away?). It starts as far forward as it can be and stays there. If i manually push it back, then insert a disc, it does come forward.
Does it sound like the laser is duff, or could it be something else?
Next, where would be the best place to get a new laser? Ebay is a minefield, can the Hong Kong and Chinese sellers be trusted to have good quality parts?
Mine says KEM 400 AAA on it.
Thanks a lot.