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    ASUS Optical Drive issue

    Hello there, Ive got an ASUS DVD-RW 1608P3S, its around 10 months old, have not used it much either, but now the tray is having problems, I need to tap it to come out and push it to go in, my friends tell me the "belt" is loose, I can see the belt and yes it looks loose, but I have had this issue with every ASUS drive I use, whats the remedy? Warranty period is finished though, is this it or should I get it repaired? Any permanent solution?
    PS: Lite-on drives have a gear instead of a belt, they never have this issue.
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    Re: ASUS Optical Drive issue

    The price of those things makes them pratically disposable - it's just not worth sending to be repaired.

    Perhaps you could take it apart yourself? It's usually a simple matter of a few screws to remove the casing and popping the front cover out, then you've access to the insides. I've done it a few times before; the last time when a disc exploded whilst inside the drive.

    Failing that a new one can be purchased for less than £20.
    My only concern is should I hide my true identity? A costume maybe?

    0iD: Plus weeing in it every now & again does it good
    scaryjim: 10" is just a little large to hold comfortably in one hand, which makes it a lot harder to tap, swipe and generally interact with.

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    Re: ASUS Optical Drive issue

    Yeah but its practically sad, since I got it, ive only burned one DVD and 3 CD-Rs, I expected it to last longer
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    Re: ASUS Optical Drive issue

    Are you sure warranty period is finished if it's only 10 months old?

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    Re: ASUS Optical Drive issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunain View Post
    Yeah but its practically sad, since I got it, ive only burned one DVD and 3 CD-Rs, I expected it to last longer
    You said yourself you 'push the drawer in to load'. Is that through neccessity or habit? If its habit then theres your answer.
    The belt is knackered.

    I must admit, i push mine in aswell rather than use the button, but for under £20 im not bothered if i have to replace it every 6 months.

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    Re: ASUS Optical Drive issue

    na an, thats necessity, im pretty much willing to push the button if that will make it go in lol, ya its a belt issue, and yes, here the optical drives have 10Months warranty. Anyways, now ill go for a Lite-on drive, Checked it online, it has a gear instead of a belt, they say its a bit noisy but last much longer.
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    Re: ASUS Optical Drive issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Hunain View Post
    na an, thats necessity, im pretty much willing to push the button if that will make it go in lol, ya its a belt issue, and yes, here the optical drives have 10Months warranty. Anyways, now ill go for a Lite-on drive, Checked it online, it has a gear instead of a belt, they say its a bit noisy but last much longer.

    The Lite-Ons are my personal favourite.
    The DVD-RW & Lightscribe Lite On Drive i bought is great and very quiet

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    Re: ASUS Optical Drive issue

    wish somebody had told me before I got this ASUS DVD-RW, I always learn the hard way
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