I have been having the tray eject problem ever since I got this drive. I have 2 machines, one abit kt7a w/ 1.2ghz tbird and 1 epox forget the model # but it's a amd k6-2/500 (via chipset also). Same problem on both machines, Anytime I turn the machine off I end up in this situation where the drive is unusable because the tray wont stay shut. I had found for a while there if I booted up windows while it was disconnected, shutdown, reconnected the drive it would start working. Once it worked, as long as I never did a "hard" power off with the switch (it could shut down and power off ATX style) it would be fine, indefinitely.
This time I got fed up because my little trick hasn't been working, so I upgraded to the s54 bios, which appeared to flash ok, but the tray stayed open (it closed while it was flashing though). But, I haven't been able to get any of the newer bioses to upgrade. I'm not sure if they will fix my problem or not, but I would be interested if anybody has had similar problems and solved them? Thanks. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
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