I opened the tray up and am not sure what happened but now it won't close properly. It feels like I could shut it but would have to force it. What is the best way to diagnose what's wrong? Will I have to get a new dvd drive or is this one maybe just a little off the tracks or something? Is there an easy way to remove the drive? Thanks for reading!
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Re: The DVD tray doesn't close properly
Check the drive and the drive bay for damaged like cracked plastics. Check for screws or obstructions that could prevent the drive from closing properly. Try to remove and reconnect the drive to your system. If issue remains, try another drive, if available, and see if it will close properly with your system. If so, you may have to get a new drive. For the steps in removing and replacing the drive, check the online manual for your system model on the manufacturer web site.
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b> Copy-protected DVDs prohibit people from copying them, which is piracy. Copying a DVD to sell or even to give away is illegal. You can play copy-protected DVDs in a standalone DVD player or in your computer's DVD drive, as long as your computer's software is up to date. These DVDs will play the same as DVDs that are not copy protected
Press the "Eject" button on your DVD player to open the DVD tray. Set the DVD into the tray, and push the "Eject" button to close the tray. Press the "Play" button on your DVD player, and the DVD will play. b> On a DVD Drive on a Computer Press the "Eject" button on your DVD drive to eject the DVD tray. Set the DVD into the DVD drive, and push the tray in to close it. Click the "Start" tab on your computer's home screen to open the "Start" menu. Click on "My Computer" to open it. Click on the DVD drive to open the DVD. Click on "Autoplay" to play the DVD.
Open the try slightly, shut down the machine, tilt the machine to the side of the DVD/CD drive a gently shake to loosen the tray or whatever is causing the problem, Is the disk off the spindle? Is the dvd/cd broken? Can you insert something to clear whatever is obstructing it? Have you tried to eject using the software, Go to computer, right click DVD/CD rom drive, click on eject? Has there been any damage to that area, bent..etc? You may have to force it open or remove the drive and try to open it.
Push the tray back to fully closed. Then straighten a paper clip and insert obe end of it into the small hole you will find on the tray cover of the CD/DVD drive. You will feel the paper clip hit a plate which, if you push it, will release the tray.
The drive tray has a mechanical press plate that releases a clip holding the tray in. As long as the CD is flat in the tray. The tray should open.
Hi Eunice, just want to clarify, for lenovo notebook if it doesn't have DVD drive you can use external DVD drive to access DVD CD. DVD external drive is just plug and play device once attached in your USB port, it will automatically detected and once detected you can use it already. Just install Burner application to burn some files if your DVD is capable of burning CD.
In the front of the loading tray you will see a small pin hole, get a fine jeweler screwdriver or a needle push in until you hear click the door will pop open allowing access to your cd/dvd disc, if the driver won't work it will probably have to be replaced.
What are you doing with it? Trying to record a CD? I don't know why, but that happens sometimes when trying to burn a CD, no matter what you do. Try being sure the tray is shut good, open & close it again, and if that isn't it, then try a different disk. A few days ago, I had an expensive disk that just didn't get found in mine, & nothing helped but a different disk. Then no problem. Hope it's not your last 1. :) If those things don't help, come back and ask more, & tell us what you tried, please. More info= better answer. :)
If you push the tray closed and it simply springs back out, then the internal latch is either jambed open or broken off. Open a paperclip and push an end into the black hole you see on the door bezel. push gently in the hole, you feel the clip contact the release mechanism. You may have to push on it several times to see if it can be dislodged (if it's not broken), if the door is still popping open, you may have to change out your drive.
Have you tried just rebooting the unit? There is also a mechanical release on the DVD drive. With the unit powered off, unbend a paper clip, look for a small hole(about size of paper clip) in the front of your drive. Slide the clip in until you feel a solid stop and then gently apply pressure until you see the drive come open. You will have to pull the tray out the rest of the way, again gently. After removing the disk, you can gently push the tray back in, or as I prefer, let the unit close it when you power it back up. Let me know if this Fixya's
I have the dv9000z. If I do NOT push the DVD drive tray all the way in until it CLICKS shut, then it OPENS again after 1-2 seconds. This is normal. I have found that most times when I close the DVD tray drive, I am not pushing it in far enough, because the top of the DVD tray is rubbing against the laptop's case. If I just press down VERY SLIGHTLY and push the DVD tray in, the tray will fully close and CLICK shut. This works for me. Good luck.