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Drive tray refuses to open when empty (it may take 20 or more pushes on the button)- if a disk is left in it (right side up or down), it operates good and opens every time. I tried removing the driver and e-installing it, updating the driver, disconnecting and reconnecting wires, plugs etc. Tried to find firmware update (non existent I think). This is the second drive to do this. Thanks in advance Bob Kennedy

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This is the computer, the the drive.
Try putting your computer on it's side.

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