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CD drive won't stop opening.

Posted on 2004-08-10
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I got a post-it note stuck in my DVD-RW drive. Because I am an idiot. So, in one swift move of warranty violation, I opened it up and retrieved the post-it. Now that it is back in my computer, it won't stop opening. From the time it boots, it opens up. And stays open. I press the shut button. And it shuts. And it opens again. My bios still recognizes it, but it doesn't do anything except act as a cupholder.

Any suggestions?
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Question by:maxishere
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JRaster earned 250 total points
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Sorry, replace it, or clean it out.  There might be something stuck.

Does it stay closed with a CD/DVD in it?
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by:Karpathian
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Get a can of compressed air and blow the F out of it.
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by:Dynamic1
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Shut it off while it is open. Force it shut. turn it on and try it again it seems to be off track.
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by:nobus
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there is probably something in the way of the sensor indicating the open/close situation. check it out; or there is something pressing on the open button, probably caused by a bad reassembly, so open it up again and check that.

nobus
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by:maxishere
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long story short: I accidently left it plugged in when I was fiddling. Smoke. Burning. Trashcan.

sigh. That was 80 bucks well spent.
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by:Karpathian
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You can pick up an inexpensive DVD-RW here:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=27-152-025&depa=0

$72 shipped w/o Software...

Cheers,
Evan
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