Question about HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop
My father-in-law's laptop's cd drive door won't open when the eject button is pressed. He has to insert a pin in the little hole on the door to open it but this obviously isn't a good long-term solution as the disc is often still spinning when he does it.
Is this a common problem? Is there an easy fix? Any suggestions?!
It isn't unusual for laptop CD drives to have door problems. The buttons are right at the edge of the laptop and get beat up and sometimes they quit. Instead of opening the drive with the door button, double-click the "My Computer" icon (XP) or "Computer" icon (Vista), then right-click on the icon for the CD drive. Click on "Eject" from the menu that pops up. Windows will make sure the disc stops spinning before ejecting the tray.
It is possible to replace the drive (the only sure fix), but getting the right drive for the laptop is sometimes difficult and it will be expensive. My suggestion is to get and external USB CD drive and just use that instead. It also has the benefit of being useful on other computers as well.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
This is the common problem..open the drive... see for any speck inside.. this is a minor problem.. thank u
Posted on Dec 03, 2008
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