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#1 Asaf123098

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:26 AM

Hi, i have three cd drives that when i press the eject button i can hear it "trying to open", but it wont.

When i push the manual eject it does open, can i fix it somehow or should i just throw them away?

Thanks!



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:53 AM

By manual eject do you mean using a paper clip in the eject hole of the drive? Do you hear a clunk when trying to open the drive?

 

Sometimes putting the drive belt in hot water and cleaning with soap and water helps. There is also a hack to put duct tape on the puck that hold the disk to reduce the magnet pressure but that has mixed results.

 

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252183-32-lite-writer-tray-eject-disc-tray



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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:44 PM

For the $20 it costs for a new drive toss it unless you're willing to deal with manually opening all of the time.  A lot would depend on how often you actually use the drive.



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Posted 25 April 2017 - 03:22 AM

thank you both!






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