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Can't load or eject plextor px-740uf via front button

Tray won't open by pushing front panel button, only via paper clip in emergency hole. Also, front panel lamp doesn't light up when powering on. (Don't know if the two are related.)

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The burner may be defective. That's all that I can think of. Sorry

Posted on Jan 27, 2009


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Just below the CD/DVD tray there is a tiny hole. Insert a straighten paper clip in this hole and gently push the paper clip until the CD/DVD tray pops out. You can now pull the tray out until it is in the fully opened position to remove the disc.
Try pushing the eject button to see if the tray closes, then push the eject button to see if the tray opens.
If this foes not work then the CD/DVD drive is faulty and it needs to be replaced.

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Kindly check the emergency eject hole just on top of the eject button you will see there a hole where you can poke using a paper clip.

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If you look at the front of the drive, near the open button, you should spot a hole about the size of pin. This is a manual release button. Now you need either a pin a paper clip to firmly push in to this hole and hopefully release the CD tray.

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