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dvd recognized but won't open up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vbstein, May 21, 2019.

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  1. vbstein

    vbstein Thread Starter

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    DVD is recognized by the computer but won't open up when clicking on eject or pressing button. When pressing the button on the drive, the light is on but won't open. Also, I used a paper clip to open the drive. What could the problem be? Thanks.
     
  2. lynx1021

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    Time for a new one.The belt on the eject motor gets bad, I had one do that and I robbed a belt out of another one that had other issues an got it going again. Sometimes you can clean the belt with alcohol and it will work until you can order a desktop type from Newegg for $20. Sometimes you can open file explorer and right click on the drive and select open and it will work.
     
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