Optical Drive does not easily grab disks. It does READ & Write.
So I think I damaged my optical drive by putting a disk while it was sleeping.
The drive would not easily accepts disks.
I purchased a replacement and reconnected everything but again the NEW drive finds it difficult to accept discs.
( just a note, I'm have experience in repairing laptops, after the install everything else worked fine)
To clarify, once the disk is inside and spinning it can and is read.
I think The issue a some sort of pressure from the case that compresses the drive.
I have tested this by unscrewing the case and using the drive and it manages to grab disks much easier than when the case is secured.
Is there a what to test any pressure on the drive?
additional note: I did not drop my macbook, there is NO Physical Damage to that area or any other area on the laptop.
Is this a good question?