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CD Rom drive will not open.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by wingsfan1969, Jul 17, 2012.

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  1. wingsfan1969

    wingsfan1969 Thread Starter

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    Hello, my cd rom drive will not open. I have Vista. I am not sure if this has anything to do with it, but I am attempting to install a wireless router. The wireless router is installed, I just have not been able to get it to work yet. What could be prevented the cd rom drive to open?
     
  2. C141

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    Malfunctioning eject button is one possibility. Is it the original drive that came with your Vista computer? Old & wore out? Go to My Computer, Right click the CD/DVD drive & select Eject from the menu. Does it open??
    Not likely your router has anything to do with the drive not working.
     
  3. liam7k

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    Are you using a PC or a Laptop?
     
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

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    The CDROM tray door failing to open in your desktop/laptop has nothing to do with you setting up a wireless router.

    There should be a tiny hole in the CDROM tray door.

    Insert a straightened paper clip or similar object in the hole and then push it in.

    The CDROM tray door should then pop open.

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