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DVD had a jammed disc. Got it out but drawer stays open

I forced the old disc out then put the computer back together. Now drawer opens at will. I can close it but after a few moments it opens itself again and stays open Inserting a CD doesn't change anything.

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You broke it. Spend $30 to buy a new CD/DVD reader/writer.

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SOURCE: my cd/dvd opens then closes

> I've already replaced it once

Well, I've seen CD-drives that would re-open, when you try to close them -- it is _falsely_ detecting a "jam" as the tray is closing, and then just re-opens the tray, rather than "forcing" itself to close.

Replacing the CD-drive is the only way to fix that type of "false-positive" jam-detection conditions.

But, since you've done that, either you were unlucky-enough that the replacement drive was also "defective", or, you have a computer-virus on your computer that is maliciously issuing commands to the CD to "open-the-tray".

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