Push it in. Try open it, if it opens. Try close it.
(It may be that it's on a security stop for the parts of the cd, they may be inside. If your unsure, take it out and shake it gentally, if there is rattles, buy a new one or bring it to a local computer shop.)
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IS IT ON?...DOES CDROM HAVE POWER GETTING TO IT FROM PC? Next to open/close switch there is a small pin-hole. Push a paperclip into this hole and gently pull out tray...try gently pushing tray back in and watch for a blinking green light;if none either the cdrom is not getting power, or it has quit working
I've seen and come across cd-roms where cd's have broken (or in most cases exploded/shattered). In one case the drive flew open and bits of cd flew across a classroom, in most cases the drive remains shut (even the tray can get jammed).
This problem is usually caused by a flaw on the cd itself, a scratch or mark on the cd causes it to 'wobble' and due to the speeds cd-roms spin cd's they come off the 'spindle' inside (all that holds it on is a magnet).
I have taken cd-roms apart and removed all the cd parts and the drive has worked perfectly afterwards. Other times the drive has needed to be replaced, so i would say its purely luck if your drive isn't damaged in some way.
Although the problem could have been your drive. Without being able to get the drive ejecting and spinning cd's again you'll never know... just make sure you don't use an important cd to test it with!
Hi, it only means that the drive is already damage and you need to contact the manufacturer of your computer and verifiy if your computer is stil under warranty so that they can replace the drive with no additional cost but for some reason if you have physically damage the drive then you will be charge for the said repair so it depends on the warranty of the computer.
check to see what formats are compatible with your player, next check that youve seated all cables correctly and have the latest drivers installed. also, if this a recently working drive that went bad, the lens may need to be cleaned or it might be dead. If this is a new drive, it may not work with your computer.
somthing thats worth trying is going into my computer, right click on the cdrom drive and click eject if it works that way then its software thats stopping it from ejecting, if it still dont work take a paperclip and push it in the small hole in the cdrom drive and it will pop out its only a temporary thing but it works to get the cd out..
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1. uninstall dvd/cd using device manager
reboot and winxp will reinstall driver
2. go to my computer / dvd drive / right click / properties / hardware - roll back or update & properties - enable digital cd audio / recording - enable cd recording
3. do system restore
start / all programs / accessories / system tools / system restore
4. do full system recovery - us windows xp OS