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Sticky DVD Drive - even the replacement


swapper

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Hello, Windows xppro, My Tower is quite old, but has had a new motherboard in the last four years. For a long time the dvd drive was sticking (even before the new board), but could be used o.k. by using a pin to open the drive. I eventually got fed up with it and early this year replaced it with a TTST Corp CDDVDW SH-2224BB drive, which is now doing exactly the same thing, sticking. Any advice please? Thanks

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Press Man

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Does it fit correctly in the case? Can you try and connect it so it is not influenced by the case i.e. do not tighten the fixing screws, or better still outside of the case just to see if the dvd drawer opens and closes smoothly.

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bumpkin

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Have you tried using the on screen eject tab instead of the button on the case.

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bumpkin

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Also try it with just the power cable connected, as it was also happening with the old drive may well be software.

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swapper

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Thank you all, I will check each Ietm and come back.

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swapper

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I don't know!

I did as suggested above, also put it on power in another machine.

I also removed the front silver cover and drawer cover, with the same result, the drawer sticks, so it is the drive, but why should it occure on two drives (the old and the new)?

btw bumpkin, what do you mean by the screen eject tab?

thanks

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Press Man

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Was the drive okay when first fitted and used?

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Press Man

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Was the drive okay when first fitted and used?

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bumpkin

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Click My Computer, right click on the CD drive, click on the eject option.

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bumpkin

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Was this a new drive when you first fitted it?

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bumpkin

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The fact that it has happened to two drives is what puzzles me also, which is why I was thinking it could be your CD burning software. Now sounds like the little plastic gears if you have tried it in another machine. Does anyone else use this PC and maybe pushes the tray in a bit too hard.

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