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Another trick for a common problem ... the drive door doesn't open when you push eject. Happens with a lot of drives once they get some miles on them. It's not the tray - the clamp that holds the disk in place goes out of adjustment and won't release properly on an empty drive, so it hangs up. Something that could help (and has for me on several assorted drives) - park a blank disk in the drive when not actually recording. Haven't had a drive hang since trying this method - drives that WILL invariably hang without the blank.

What's nice is even computer drives see the blank and don't get too worked up trying to read anything, so it's pretty transparent and won't slow ya down from other things.
Thanks NOSTRADIMWIT! Yeah, I do have that problem with the drive door. I'll try this for sure!!
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