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Disc drawer constantly opens and closes

Draw starts opening and closing as soon as computer completes sign on.

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This problem occurs when your drive try to read but connot get any thing. so there are two possibility
1> that your lens is not working or its fail. to solve this try lens cleaner cd and if then also not solved than your lens is no more working.

2>Other thing is that when it try to close the tray it might stuck little out so push it properly and than check it.


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