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Disc Drive


918

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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..,;-))

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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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.

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918

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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..,;-/

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Yes a loose cable will cause intermittent failure.

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

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woodchip

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Just right Click the Drive and click on Eject

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918

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

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