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CD Drawer Wont Open


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marc_randles

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The only way to open it is to put a pin in the tiny hole under the drawer.

Any suggestions

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theres a summary of my system if its needed

Edited by marc_randles, 07 November 2007 - 05:26 PM.

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Titan8990

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Honestly, get a new drive. The CD drive has the most mechanical parts in a system. For that reason it will always die. There typical lifespan is 3-5 years but I have seen them only last one year.

You can have a look to make sure that the molex isn't partially out or something of that nature. Other than that you are going to be looking at purchasing a new drive.
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Open "My Computer," right click the CD drive letter and select "Eject." Any joy?
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If a burning session has failed or been aborted or generally gone wrong for whatever reason, the drive usually remains locked for safety reasons. You can solve this by simply restarting the computer, this power cycles the drive and it should then allow the release mechanism to work again. If it doesn't, pull the power plug out, wait a couple of minutes and fire it up again. When this doesn't work, use an unfolded paper clip and the emergency eject hole technique, but don't do this with the computer powered on, under any circumstances. Even unplug it on the power supply and wait a couple of minutes.

Also don't force the tray to come out, if it won't come, don't yank it, it may be caught on something else. Use the eject hole technique to unlock it. As drives age, the mechanics wear down and problems like this become more regular. It happens on occasion anyway but if its happening every other burn, consider replacing the drive.
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No luck with any of those suggestions

Looks like im gonna have to get a new drive :-(
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