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#1 Dope Stunna

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 10:55 AM

Sup everyone......


i hope this post is in the right forum....



......one of my pc's is a older compaq presario

i am having a problem with the dvd-rom drive
the dvd-rom will open and close on its own
it will not stay closed at all.....

im wondering if the drive even works at all
(im wanting to repaiir the pc)
what would cause the dvd-rom to do this?




...thanks for the help :thumbsup:


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#2 garmanma

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 12:49 PM

Sounds like a damaged drive
Something could be loose and lodged inside
It's easier just to replace it
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#3 ReviverSoft

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 04:18 PM

Off the net...

Software -- under what circumstances does this happen? Are you on the internet, is there a particular program running, does it happen at turn-on or if the unit has been running for a while, etc.

Hardware -- a common problem is a bad tray open/close push-button switch. The switch behind the front panel button is very cheap and prone to problems. The "springiness" to the action is provided by the same piece that closes the circuit. A partial collapse of the contact will cause the switch to intermittently short out, making it act like the button has been pressed. How does the button feel when you press it? There should be a slight-but-noticeable "snap" or "click" to the feel of it. These switches are cheap and relatively easy to replace. Sometimes, too the plastic button binds in the panel and never fully pops back out when pressed -- try wiggling it by probing its edge with a round toothpick to check this.


It could be a virus, software inflicted bug or a hardware problem...

Simplest solution would be to get a newer, faster driver.
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#4 Dope Stunna

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Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:49 PM

thanks to the both of you
got tired of trying with it so
i just replaced it works good now
.............yet again ty


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Posted 13 January 2010 - 06:56 PM

considering how cheap optical drives are, it's the easiest option. :thumbsup:
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