CD rom is hard to open

  PCUSER2 06:53 29 Mar 06
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I am currently getting a little anoyed with my cd rom, when i push the button to open,or when i click on the eject the draw won't open the fist time or somtimes the second,thrid etc it does however eventually open but its a pain, anyone out ther with any advice would be much appreciated,

cheers
NZldr

  xania 09:04 29 Mar 06

This is typically casued by either the door motor failing or the door itself sticking. The latter you can resolved by cleaning the front and underside with a cleaning wipe. If that fails, I would look to replace the drive. You can pick up a DVD rewriter for less than £40 and, if you can still find them, a CD-ROM for less than £10
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  DieSse 09:18 29 Mar 06

Also sometimes caused by the rubber drive belt getting old and either stretched or hard (depending on it's composition).

  PCUSER2 09:24 29 Mar 06

cheers all
started with the easiest solution frst by giving the door a wipe, it works good as new now cheers xania/diesse
much appreciated

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