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By abanerji ·
I have a Compaq Presario Intel-P4 with 256MB-RAM. I have been using a CDwriter-***-DVD combo for several months. I recently updated to XP-SP2 and also patched my system from WinUpdate site. I also just updated Nero6-reloaded packages 1 and 3, without yahoo toolbar.

My CDwriter-***-DVD combo drive is suddenly refusing to open the drive, either from pressing the hardware switch on the drive, or right-clicking the drive in MyComputer and selecting eject. I am only able to open the drive by inserting a pin in the front-hole of the drive.

Is this a potential hardware issue, or some software conflict (driver, dll, etc.)?

Thanks,

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Sorry I dont have an answer to the problem....but instead have had the same problem for months. Luckily my DVD-CD combo drive fills all my needs, and problem is with CD-Rom drive. Push the button and it just thumps twice. There is no small hole to that I keep reading about. I am able to pull open the flap to see inside , and still no hole found there. (HP Pavillion Desktop-a250e)

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by abanerji In reply to CD eject problem

Thank you guys for all your tips. However, when I at last got around to trying them, I found out the problem has been solved on its own, i.e., the drive door is opening as should be. I have also used Nero since then without any glitch.

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