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m0vieXfanatic

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I have a Hewlett Packard computer, and earlier today my CD drive just completely stopped working. Usually when you close the drive, an orange light on the face of the CD drive flashes a few times to read the disk, or to notice there is nothing in there... but it doesn't do that anymore. Once you close the CD drive, it just ejects itself back out two seconds later.

Any suggestions?
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Hi there

Does the drive tray ejects itself after being closed even when there is no CD in the drive?
If so, it sounds to me like something is either jamming the tray preventing it from closing fully or the eject button is getting stuck in. If you remove the facia from the drive - the usually a couple of little clips top & bottom that you need to press in - you will see a little push button switch which the eject switch pushes down onto. See if this button pushes freely in & out. Also try closing the drive tray with the front facia off & with the drive connected to the power.

I suggest you power the system off completely before removing the facia because you will probably need to unplug the power & ribbon cable in order to slide the drive out far enough to remove the facia. Once off, reconnect the cabling & power.
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