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My CD ROm drive door won't stay shut!!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Weedle, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. Weedle

    Weedle Thread Starter

    Mar 2, 2005
    okay - I have just worked out by processing tiny bits of information donated by my offspring, that the 'other day' the DVD Rom Drive door got stuck, so one of them "forced it open a bit".........:eek: :eek: :eek: :mad: :mad:

    and now it won't stay closed and as a result the pc cannot read from any of the disks in the ROM drive (I have closed the door and held it shut and tried forcing it to read data or play a music CD but no luck :eek: )

    any hints or tips from those in the forums please.....

    could it be something like a spring mechanism that has gone kaput or are there driver files that have been corrupted etc that I could restore or something.....??

    please help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

    thanks in anticipation :)
  2. norton850


    Mar 8, 2004
    There are little (ie flimsy and cheap) plastic guides for the drawer. When the drawer was forced open one of them may have broken off and is now jamming things up so the drawer won't close. Only way to see what's going on is to remove the drive and then take the cover off. Sometimes you will find a fixable problem. Sometimes you'll have to buy a new drive. Of course this voids any warranty if one is still present.
  3. jdemnyan1116


    Mar 18, 2000
    If that is your only drive, do as explained. If you have another drive, like a cd-r or cd-rw drive door that is working, you should be able to use that. I had a little trouble with my cd-rom drive, and my cd-r drive worked just as good till I was able to get a new drive door installed.
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