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DVD ROM won't open

The CD/DVD/ROM won't open. It makes a clicking sound, it is empty, and I've tried a paper clip. I don't want to force it.

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Hi tashawenger,

I suggest that you power cycle your laptop. What I mean is that you shutdown the PC, disconnect the AC adapter and remove the battery and hold down the power button for about a minute. Then afterwards reconnect the battery, AC adapter and power on the system. And try to open the drive before it boots up inside Windows.

If this doesn't work, I suggest that you reseat the optical drive (DVDROM), what this means is that you remove or disconnect the drive from the computer then put it back in, then try it again to see if it works.

If that doesn't work, I suggest that you already try running the computer's diagnostics program to check and see if the drive itself passes the diags. You may have to replace the drive if all these fail, since it will now be considered a mechanical problem.

Hope this helps!

Peace! :)

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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