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Dvd Drive Reluctant To Open


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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:14 AM

For some reason recently, my DVD has been acting weird. It doesn't matter if I press the button to open it, or go to my computer and try to eject it from there. Sometimes it just won't open. I notice it helps if I push the button down for longer time, but this is getting annoying. Also, if theres a CD/DVD already in there and I try to open it, it will autoplay it. The light on it flickers when I press the button like usual, and I can hear the mechanism going trying to open it, but sometimes it won't open.

It is a Lite-on DVD burner combo drive, that I got in February. It's been working fine until now. I also, have another drive thats just a cd burner, and its working fine. I went in and changed the jumpers from cable select to the lite-on being master and my other being slave, and this seemed to make it work better. So anyone got any idea's? Thanks!
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:31 AM

Some drives use gears to open the tray and other use a belt, I don't know which Lite-on is employing but it could be a slipping belt. If you purchased it in February it should still be under warranty, I would either return it or RMA it depending on how you purchased it.

Edited by dc3, 04 August 2007 - 10:32 AM.

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