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    Cd drive tray sticking

    Hi gang.

    I got this CyberDrive 40x16x48 burner that's been an excellent device. Now I got the tray sticking on me. When I tried to open it it'll "clunk" and the tray failed to open. If I keep trying eventually it'll open. Can it be oiled or fixed like that? Thnx.

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    Yes, it can be "oiled"...but requires disassembly.

    The lubricant needed is a very light weight grease... personally, I use a fishing reel grease, usually silicone based...found at most hardware stores that have a good fishing tackle department..or Walmart etc.

    There is a cross-locking bar device that has a pretty good load on it when the system is opening or closing...those that I have been into this assembly is also attached to the laser assembly which is lowered out of the way as the tray is opened, and brought back up into position as the tray is closed.

    Usually, you can get at the "workings" of the assembly without a complete dississambly..which requires disconnecting some miniature ribbon cables that do not have plug ins, but are held in the connector by a plastic wedge.

    Once you have the cover off, connect a power supply and with gentle effort, make the drawer open and close a few times...you will then be able to identify the moving parts...place a light amount of grease on the moving parts as well as the rails the laser assembly slides on and the drive track.

    Be careful to not allow too much lube to be applied "all over the place"..or it will cause the belts to slip and begin 'flinging' it around inside the drive...getting onto the CDs etc. A little goes a long way in high speed devices.

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    Don't put coffee cups in it!

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    Thnx.

    I'm not too crazy about taking the cd-rom apart. I've done it before.

    \o/ Billy

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    I'm not too crazy about taking the cd-rom apart. I've done it before.
    Well...its about Newegg time then. There is no way to lube a drive thru the tray opening...first of all, the laser would be destroyed and second, every time you put a CD in there it would sling droplets everywhere.

    The last two I lubed, all I had to do was remove the cover, and by using a small artist brush...spread a small amount of lube in the right places. That drive is in my sister in laws machine today..still plugging along.

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