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CD DRIVE The problem with my CD drive is that I can only open it by using a pin, the green active light is on all the time and if I look in explorer it tells me that the C drive and the Floppy drive are present but no CD drive. If I put a cd into the drive it does nothing and I have to use a pin to open the drive. Any ideas Thanks

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I've serviced these units and the cdroms drives were always a problem. The problem on the cdrom is that the actuator switch in the drive itself doesn't allow the drive to spin up all the way to read the disk. The common way to diagnose this problem is push the cdrom drive in and hold it in with a cd is the drive, if it spins up, and works while you are pushing it in, it's the actuator. the fix for this problem is to replace the cdrom drive.

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What you can do is you can go to computer, right click>properties>hardware>device manager, then look for removeable drives and there select the drive that is not working or malfunctioning right click on that and the uninstall and then restart the system and your problem will be resolved apurv jaitly

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Could be a faulty drive, but check first that it's not a driver fault. Go to my computer, right click>properties>hardware>device manager. Look down the list for your cd/dvd drive, right click and delete. Restart pc and let windows find it again nd see if the fault is corrected. If not it could be a drive or ide cable fault.

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