Re: CD tray opens and won't stay closed for burning
I experienced the same problem with my RCA VCR/DVD Recorder Combo, Model DRC 8320N, After talking with customer service reps and doing a number of things they suggested like unplugging the unit for over thirty minutes and then resetting, and pressing the on/off button on the remote for more than thirty seconds, I still had the problem. Since I found myself having to get another recorder anyway, and nothing to lose, so I decided to try something on my own.
Solution: I removed the cover of the unit and with a ompressed gas duster, like "Kensington Dust Blaster" (availble at any electronic stores), I sprayed the area (underneath and above) where the tray opens and closes with this material and now my recorder works just fine.
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Have you checked to see if it is off track? Sometimes when these machines get bumpbed, dropped, or fall they can jump track. You have to take the cover off and inspect to see if it is off track when it closes and opens. It should go all the way back on the track when it closes. Be careful not to shock yourself. If it is on when you do it and your hand touches the metal parts inside you can get seriously burned or shocked.
Do you mean the CD tray won't stay closed? If so check the simple things first. The button that you push to open and close the tray is actually a lever that pushes a much smaller button below it. Make sure that your eject button is not stuck down for some reason. Check your cd tray and the bay to make sure nothing got inside that is preventing the cd tray from closing all the way. I believe if something gets in the way the tray will automatically re-open. You can also take some compressed air and blow out the cd tray to remove any debris that may be blocking the tray from closing.
If none of the above simple steps work I believe it boils down to 2 things. 1. An object inside the case or tray that is preventing it from closing all the way or...
2. The eject button is stuck down.
If your comfortable with it you can take apart your xbox case and remove your CD/DVD player and ensure the button works properly. You can do a search on this site or youtube for instructions on how to take the case apart if needed. Once the case is apart the CD/DVD player is easily removed. You will then notice that the switch you press on the outside of the Xbox to open and close the CD/DVD tray is actually a lever that presses a much smaller switch directly on the front of the CD/DVD unit. You can then test your eject switch directly by pressing the button directly with a ball point pen or a pin. If the bay does not open and close properly at this point it may be necessary to replace the CD/DVD player and I do not know if it can be replaced or not. Hope this helps.
Dear friend, my sony dvd drive tray opens and closes itself, it is mostly a problem related to hardware. in my case I removed the IDE Data cable connected to the dvd drive and reconnected it again. now my dvd drive works well, I think the problem was the IDE data cable, may be a loose contact.due to this loose cantact,a jung signal goes to the dvd drive, which opens and closes the tray frequently without our knowledge.
this problem can happen if tray-in sensor not sense. their r a small liver which press tray in sensor automaticly when tray stay inside. liver and sensor location is near emergency exit hole (when u use a pin for emargency exit actually u press this liver then it release try-in sensor). check this liver and its path any pice of cd is their or not. (to check open ur drive cover. to open it at first use emeargency exit hole to open tray then open cover)