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Old Oct 31, 2002, 03:36 PM
scrump scrump is offline
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Default dvd/cd rom drive wont open ? advice please [compaq; pressario 5000; win98SE]

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got a prob with my dvd/cd rom drive.
when i press eject button it wont open ,the green light just flashes then stops.
its been a bit noisier than usual lately just wondered if its finaly packed up (2 years old) lg model.
looked at compq webby and it just said replace drive.
just thought id check here b4i go ahead and put new one in
thanx 4 lookin
Old Oct 31, 2002, 05:04 PM
Darkman Darkman is offline
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You can manually eject the tray. Use a thin piece of wire like a straightened paperclip and insert it into the small hole on the front of the drive. Push until it clicks, the tray will eject a little and then you can drag it open.

With it open you can check for any obvious damage.
Old Nov 02, 2002, 12:41 AM
JoeMamma JoeMamma is offline
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Another thing you may want to try is open the my computer icon and right click on the drive letter that wont open.. you should see an eject option. Worked for me a few times when certain proggies locked it from ejecting with the button.
Old Nov 03, 2002, 05:59 AM
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thanx for the tips will give it a go

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