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CD-Rom Randomlly Ejecting


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#1 Mitchelll

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:55 PM

basically, my cd-rom ejects without my permission. particularly when I am playing my game- it ejects, i then recieve an error message which shuts down my game. Also when I shut my laptop, sometimes when I wake up in the morning the cd-rom is ejected.

I dont know if this is from a dying cd-rom? or malware? I am currently finishing the process of cleaning my computer in the Malware section of the forums. And my helper suggested I come to this side of the forums to seek further help.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:35 PM

In most cases, that would be a symptom of a dying drive :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 10:57 PM

"In most cases, that would be a symptom of a dying drive " - Ah, I was hoping that wasn't the case :thumbsup: Do you know why it only ejects when I am playing my game or after i close my laptop? And do you know for certain if thats the case, or if theres any other way I can diagnose the problem to find out for sure.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:00 PM

There is basically no tool to diagnose an optical drive.
The main reason, you can get brand new one, shipped for under 30 bucks.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 04:45 PM

"There is basically no tool to diagnose an optical drive.
The main reason, you can get brand new one, shipped for under 30 bucks. "
- Okay cool, I just wasnt sure if that was normal/expected behavior of a dying cd-rom. And do you know if the process of replacing a cd-rom in a laptop is difficult. And/Or would bleepingcomputer be able to help me with the process?

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 05:25 PM

You'll have to double check with your manual for details.
Usually, you just unscrew one screw and you should be able to slide the drive out.

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:33 PM

Thanks bud, really appreciate it.

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Posted 31 July 2010 - 10:27 AM

Sure thing :thumbsup:

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