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CD drive not opening properly

Posted on 2004-10-22
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Hi All,

I have a DELL desktop, P3 with Windows XP running on it. I have recently started having a problem with my cd drive viz the drive does not stop after opening but will immediately go back inside. I have to manually hold it in order to insert any CD. And once i have done that it functions normally for that turn i.e only when i press the close button it goes inside. Any ideas.

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Goels
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    If it repeats this behavior when you install it on another PC, there is a problem with the sensor that detects when it is fully extended.  Most drives will not pull in the drawer unless the drawer has been pushed in beyond a certain point, so yours may no longer sense this correctly.  A replacement drive costs less than $20, so it's not a big deal to replace.
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    Thanks Callandor. But could it in any way be a driver problem.

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    Goels
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    by:Callandor
    I have never heard of a driver affecting the point at which a drive tray opens or closes.  It may cease to work, or not let a burner write, but not prevent the tray from remaining open.
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