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cd writer drive won't open

By cherper ·
a couple of months ago my cd writer drive wasn't reading cd's, the next thing you know it won't even open. Help!

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cd writer drive won't open

by HereInOz In reply to cd writer drive won't ope ...

Buy a new one and install it - these things have a service life and are not worth repairing.

Cheers,

Alan

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by vdsa_15 In reply to cd writer drive won't ope ...

check if the cables is plug properly

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by Langlier In reply to cd writer drive won't ope ...

1. check the power supply cable... does your cd writer boot up with your computer? does it do anything when you try to open it? there should be a place for a pin/toothpick to manually open it that just looks like a small hole. use this to try tolightly eject it to see if you might just have a gear jammed.

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by donmars In reply to cd writer drive won't ope ...

right click on the CD Icon in MY COMPUTER and then click eject. Does it eject then? There is a small hole on the front of the CD, use a straightened out paper clip inserted (push in gently but firmly in this hole to manually open the CD. Is the CD recognized during startup?

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by donmars In reply to cd writer drive won't ope ...

right click on the CD Icon in MY COMPUTER and then click eject. Does it eject then? There is a small hole on the front of the CD, use a straightened out paper clip inserted (push in gently but firmly in this hole to manually open the CD. Is the CD recognized during startup?

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by cherper In reply to cd writer drive won't ope ...

I have already tried all the suggestions and to no avail. When I try to eject by pushing the button the green light flickers and that's it!
This computer is only 1 yr old and nothing has happened to explain the sudden stop. The other cd drive works fine.

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by AnotherNetAdmin In reply to cd writer drive won't ope ...

Have you tried to use the "manual Eject" others talked about? Will the drive open using a straightened Paperclip or toothpick?

It sounds like the drive is dead. If you push the button and the drive does not eject, 99% of the time it's a bad drive. To verify this the best thing you can do is unplug the IDE cable so that the only cable connected is the power cable and then power up the PC, try opening the drive normally. If it fails the drive is bad, that's all there is to it. You'll probably need to call the manufacturer and see if it's still under warranty.

Good Luck!

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by AMDforME In reply to cd writer drive won't ope ...

I agree with HereInOz...I had the same problem not
too long ago. My unit worked ok for awhile then
wouldn't open. I bought a new CDRW/DVD drive combo,
(Pioneer), for around $65 and haven't had a problem
since.
Good Luck

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