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#1 harmonyal

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 05:56 PM

The disc drive on my Dell opens fine as long as there is a disc in the drive. When the drive is empty and I press open, it makes a noise but fails to open and I must do so by inserting a paper clip into the small hole. Is there an adjustment or tip to fix this issue?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:16 PM

Just out of curiosity, does the drive eject when you right-click on it in My Computer and select Eject?

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 06:29 PM

Not when it's empty but when there is a disc inside it does.

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:02 PM

Its a mechanical problem from the disc drive itself. Had 2 of these fixed by a friend from rubber bands like to adjusting timing gears. But considering the years of this drive, had decided to replace them.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 04:55 PM

Odd that it works when there is something in the drive.

If this is a tower unit, and it has some age on it it might be time to replace the drive.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:36 PM

This is something I encountered constantly with some of the low-grade OEM DVD-drives (burners and readers alike). It's just a case of replace the drive for me, because of the annoyance of trying to take apart the drive and adjust the gears. I chalk it up to the weight of a disc in the drive makes the tray (and subsequent gears etc) stay in the proper position, and otherwise they jam up. It happened on a replacement drive I used for an Xbox too, I think that was a Samsung? But I'm not sure.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:58 AM

Yes. It is an older Samsung (Dvd Master 16E Model SD-616 mfg 6-2004. I opened it and could find no apparent damage. I've decided that the best thing to do, short of replacing the unit, is to just leave a blank disc inside. That way I don't have to fetch a paper clip when I want to use the drive.

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:14 PM

Now thats a pretty darned ingenious solution if you ask me!
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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

That is an ingenious solution. Ironically: that is the exact model of drive I experienced the problem with when I replaced my old XBOX DVD-Rom with that. Sadly it was the best-reviewed drive to replace the original mfr drive with, guess Samsung just had a run of ones with that problem.




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