hp Slimline DVD drive CASE BUTTON does not open or close the discs
Posted on 2014-12-05
Got an HP s5220f - one of the Slimline series - where the DVD drive will not eject or close the drive by pressing on the button on the case.
If I pry the case door open, I can - at risk - put my finger in there and press the button on the drive itself. The drive ejects immediately. Can't reach the drive button when open; close by nudging the tray back into the drive.
I don't see a physical link between the case button and the drive's button. They don't seem to line up.
Software eject works, also. That is, right-click on the drive in Windows Explorer/File Manager, then click Eject. But, really! I'd rather push the case button.
Help - and probably detailed help!!
Original configuration; new OEM power supply; PC and Windows recently reset to factory from the recovery partition, then brought up to date. Never used the DVD tray as a cup holder.
Thanks in advance,