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DVD drive no longer responds

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tonyboy9, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. tonyboy9

    tonyboy9 Thread Starter

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    After years of opening and closing my DVD drive, when I press the button on my emachines T6520, to open the DVD drive, the motor in there is turning, but the device will not open.

    My system hard drive was just fixed for viruses, and the technician will not help me with the DVD drive. He says the problem is with the motor.

    I was going to try running firmware, but I don't understand the technology, and I don't like the warnings about possible wiping out the contents of my hard drive.

    I know what the replacement part is, a Samsung, but I don't want to spend the cash if there is another solution. Any good suggestions are appreciated.

    Tony
     
  2. Megabite

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    If this is just your DVD drive then they are not expensive to replace.....

    Also you can get a paper clip and straighten it and their should be a small hole located on the front DVD draw.....poke the paper clip in it and the drive should open manually

    Have you also tried going to My Computer right clicking the DVD drive Icon and choosing Eject
     
  3. tonyboy9

    tonyboy9 Thread Starter

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    Thanks, Megabite, for saving me further hassles.

    Your suggestion to go to My Computer, right click on the DVD drive (E), and select 'Eject', was right on. The drive device opened right up.

    Now if my DVDs play alright, it's going to be a good day!

    tonyboy9
     
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