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Cd/dvd drawer on Dell inspiron 531S will not go back in

My cd/ dvd drawer is stuck half way out and will not retract and go back in. It came out completely and was not damaged, but it will not snap back in and I am afraid to break it. What can I do? Please help!

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It would be best to replace the drive unless you feel comfortable dissasembling it to clean out the gears that drive the tray. If you are able to look in the drive at all you might look to see if the "eye" popped up before the tray retracted all the way if so you might be able to manually push it back down and also just give a quick look at the exterior to see if the tray is caught up on anything and also look to see that it is moving in/out straght.

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