Re: Problem: CD/DVD drive door not opening - any way to PERMANENTLY fix?
Jimmy Dean <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> Press load/eject button on drive, tray ejects maybe a mm or
> 2 before retracting back into the drive.. makes "clunk..
> clunk" sound
> Standard way to open is to use a paper-clip in the eject
> hole - that works fine...
> But is there anyway to FIX the drive so it will eject
> normally when the button is pressed?
> Have opened said drive but can't see what is the problem..
Using the paper clip is not recommended as a daily (several
times daily) measure. It stresses the mechanics of the drive.
Have you tried using the software "eject" command (it is
somewhere on your system/in your CD burner software/etc., you'll
find it if you look for it) ?
A new drive is about $15 - a better (older) drive is $3-$5 at a
Use slower speeds for burning and don't skimp, get quality media
- TDK, Fuji, Taiyo Yuden (just a little relevant advcie ;-)
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