CD drive opens and closes spontaneously

By capri ·
I have an old computer, a Dell Dimension T500, 512mb RAM, Win XP Pro, with a CD/DVD combo drive, another CD burner. The CD burner opens and closes spontaneously and irregularly. What might cause this and what can I do to correct it?

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by mikeadams1137 In reply to CD drive opens and closes ...

I've seen this with many CD-Roms, and on Dell PCs...one which I owned.

A bad sensor...you may want to take a look hardware wise, slap another CD/Rom in there, see what happens. That is your first step..also do you have any programs like Roxio, Nero? Try uninstalling those.

Also disbaling auto insertion..


I would try a diff. CD Rom before you try all these other ones, best of luck!

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Thanks for your help!

by capri In reply to Hm..

I'll install another CD-ROM on Tuesday or Wednesday and will let you know if that solved the problem. Thanks for your help!

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Keep me posted..

by mikeadams1137 In reply to Thanks for your help!

I think one of those will solve your problem, if not...just report back here, the first step is to determine if it is software/hardware...then we can troubleshoot from there :)

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