Disc Drive

  918 07 Dec 12
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A quick Q on my disc drive,the only way i can open it is with the old paper clip trick,now and again it will open but not the often.... Now is it the disc drive thats faulty,or what....Cheers 918..,;-))

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 07 Dec 12

Can be caused by a loose data cable - check fully inserted at the drive and motherboard.

Some software players / burners lock the drive and you need to click on the players eject button in software as the hardware button is locked out.

  918 07 Dec 12

Some software players / burners lock the drive and you need to click on the players eject button in software as the hardware button is locked out.

Read more: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/tech-helproom/4192368/disc-drive/?pn=1#ixzz2EOB5qvRl

It works ok now and again,so would the above still apply,if so ow do i go about finding the " eject button in the software" Cheers 918..,;-/

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 07 Dec 12

Yes a loose cable will cause intermittent failure.

open up "My Computer", right click on the DVD drive, and choose eject.

  woodchip 07 Dec 12

Just right Click the Drive and click on Eject

  918 15 Dec 12

Now sorted with a new rubber band ,;-)) Thanks for your replys..,;-))

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