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disc drive blinks pretty but won't open


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aura5195

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Hey there,

Using an older computer here. Moved and my disc drive stopped opening. Light flashes pretty but that's about it. I figured, Hey it's old, let's get a new one. Got a new drive online.. got it hooked up with a sata/ide converter, etc, turned the computer on and.......the light blinks pretty and the drive won't open!!!!!! Same freakin problem as far as I can tell. I try to right-click it to eject and get "An error was encountered trying to eject...." Is my data cable messed up? Does my computer just not like having a drive anymore? Any ideas?
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Hey, sorry for the wait, but if you have a new drive, there should be a small pinhole in the front of the drive that you should be able to stick a pin in. If it opens you know it's not a hardware problem, so try that out, and get back to me!
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Ya...I know it's been forever...

So it's not a hardware problem. The pinhole opens the drive.

Can you recommend anyway to see if the motherboard socket is toast? The cables and drive are all brand spankin new...


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