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Re: disc drawer constantly opens and closes
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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I've often seen this problem on Fixya, there's a quite well known solution.
The CD/DVD drive drawer on your PC (laptop or desktop) won't open when you press the button.
Look closely at the front of the drive, usually, just below the draw itself but still on the front bezel of the drive, you should be able to spot a small hole.
This is the manufacturers fail safe release mechanism, all you need to do is straighten out a paper clip, or use something similar, a push it into the hole, quite firmly. This should release the draw and it will pop out part way.
Invariably after doing this, the drive draw starts to function again normally.
Do you mean the disc drive tray won't open? Or do you mean you have a front panel cover on your computer that won't open? If the disc drive tray won't open it could just be stuck, if you look closely at your disc drives front panel you'll see a small hole, take a paper clip our some thing about 3 inches long that will fit in the hole insert it into the hole you'll feel it bottom out if you push on the paper clip firmly your disc drive door will open, ( I would do this with the computer turned off) If there's a disc in there take it out if not just push the try back closed don't force it completely closed it will do that itself, now turn on your computer let it completely finish booting and see if it the drive works. If it does not it's probably time for a new disc drive. I hope this helps
i c this problem all the time. the wheel inside is cheap plastic or the band stretches there is only 1 way 2 fix A> send it to dell for repairs B> go buy a new cd drive and install yourself its pretty easy but im online alot send me a msg and ill sign into a messenger and walk u step by step through changing it out
This type of problem is normally caused by a switch. When the drawer opens, the switch closes and the machine goes into 'drawer open' mode to prevent another transaction. The switch or the switch activator has probably failed.
Remove the entire drawer assembly, meaning everything that comes out when the drawer is opened. Use a flashlight and look at the inside rear of the drawer opening to see if you can see the switch. It may be a lever or a button and it may be in line withe the drawer or in may be off to one side. When it is located, try to press on the button or lever. If you can and the machine goes back to 'normal mode' the problem will be identified and you will know that the switch is good. Now you need to locate what actuates the switch to see why it is not making contact. Look on the part of the drawer that should come in contact with the switch. If a small, thin piece of plastic has broken off, tape a small piece of a hard substance in that area. Close the drawer to see if the 'open' message goes away. If id does not, try a thicker piece. Repeat until the 'open' message goes away. When that happens, glue the last piece in place.
If the 'open' message does not go away when the button or lever is press, it indicates that the switch is bad and needs to be replaced. Most of these switches make contact when the button or lever are not pressed. In the short term you could locate the switch and disconnect one wire. That would simulate the button being pressed. You would just need to remember to not start another transaction until the drawer is closed.
Good luck, and please let me know how it works out.