Hacking Turn on machine, and tv says, 'Opening'. Drive doesn't engage

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I was having an issue getting my drive to open, so I took my box apart, and fixed that. Opens and closes no problem. However, now when I turn the damned thing on, the screen says, "Opening" (unless I open it, then it says, "Closing". The drive looks like it tries to engage, but doesn't. What the heck? Can't find anything on the goog's. If the drive is screwed, where the heck can I buy a new one? Modchipcentral used to be located here in my hometown, and they used to have flashed drives. They have moved, and no longer seem to carry them. Am I screwed?
 

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Actually, it opens and closes just fine, but the drive never 'engages' to read the disk. It sort of clicks, moves up about and eighth of an inch, then half second later disengages and opens...

Is there any place to get a replacement drive already flashed, or has everything gone to this 'key' thing (I've been away from this whole thing for a couple of years).

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i had a problem with a drive not reading anything, i just bought a new laser off ebay, fitted it in and now everything is fine.
 

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I don't believe it's a problem with the laser, the whole mechanism isn't fully engaging. It just make a little click, then the drive opens... Weird.
 

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have you tried pushing the drive door in by hand? almost like a little forced push, to see if it gets back on track with itself? if not then maybe a look on ebay might be in order and find a new drive.
 

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Actually, I had to give it a real hard push to get it back on track, and now the whole 'open / close' thing is the result. I think it's prolly f**ked. But I'm not sure how to do this whole key thing. I had to have a piece soldered on to my old drive, then flash. That's the only way I know...
 
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