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Tray seems to be out of alignment

Discs from time to time will bind as they are spinning. Device may play well for a time, but eventually disc will start to rub the lid on the right side. How can I re-align the tray if at all? Thanks!

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I removed the Li ion battery pack from the base of the unit. It had swollen severely and was actually distorting the main unit itself.
I subsequently found out that this battery pack had been recalled four years ago for dangerous swelling and potential for explosion.
I stuck the battery pack in the garage and will recycle it.

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