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Darryl

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My cd drive won't always open for some reason. This came up along with a ton of other problems when i installed my new radeon 9250 video card a few days ago. Im also a bit worried that I may have broken a gear inside. Some times it will work, sometimes it won't. Any ideas on what the problem could be and how it can be fixed?
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Mabee a manufacturer fault, however there is a small hole that is normall located at the face/front of the drive just beside the volume controler...
Push a Pin or paperclip into that hole and it will release the CD... If it dosent then you will have to manually open the drive by taking it apart...
If you can please do not open it as you may lose any warranty if you open it manually so bring it to the manufacturer let them do it... So try the Pin in the hole first...
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Edited by taff, 01 July 2005 - 07:57 PM.

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uninstall the video card
does it work now?
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Cool! I never noticed that before, but yes i did try it, it opened so i took my game that was in there out and closed it and now it seems to open and close fine. Thanks Taff!
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Great. I tried to run DriverCleaner to fix some of the other problems I was having and it told me to unistall the drivers. I went to reinstall the drivers and now the rom won't open again. Back to playin with my safty pins!

The safty pin trick won't work anymore either

Edited by Darryl, 01 July 2005 - 09:00 PM.

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give the draw a slight push in while using paperclip/safetypin
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I think the rom may not be gettin enough power. I've installed some new hardware recently and after i installed my video card I;ve been having a lot of problems. Some techs in another thread said it was prpbalby a psu problem. I found a website that told you how many watt psu you would need to run your components. When I entered my compoments it said i use aproxomitly 182 watts of power, but my psu says ac 115w/230w so im figuring it may be undepowered but im also not that smart with computers.
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Step 1 go back to old video card does it all work ok ?
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It did work back when i had the old video card, so im supposing it probly still would.
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seems odd that a video card would use so much power.
worth taking out to try
then if all is ok I would look at an IRQ conflict

Edited by peterm, 01 July 2005 - 10:14 PM.

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I installed a few other componets to so its probly not the video card using all the power.
The computer was probley made with a psu that supplies just enough power to run what it came with what it came with new. I'm not exactly sure tho, just another one of my crazy ideas :tazz:
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thats why i would do it 1 step at a time
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