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Emachine hard drive door will not open (how to repair?)

The hard drive door will not open. When the external eject button is depressed, the door sounds as if it is going to open but it does not. The same happens when the internal eject button is used. Will I need a new hard drive or can the door be repaired?

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Assuming this means the CD drive rather than the Hard Drive (which doesn't normally have a link to the outside world).......

Unless something from outside is very obviously fouling the door, the problem is probably internal to the drive. With the price of replacement drives these days (shockingly low), I wouldn't even bother opening the drive to investigate what's wrong - I'd just put a new (probably higher spec) one in.

They're all a standard size and fitting and fitting a replacement is a "no surprises" job.

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