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Disk drive I bought a new E machine and the disk drive keeps opening and shutting on its own how can I fix this

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Sounds to me like there is something stuck in back of the drive that is preventing it from staying closed properly. To fix that type of problem you would have to take the drive apart. There is 4 screws on the bottom of the drive, unscrew those screws. Unclip the front cover of the drive which the clips are located on the sides of the drive, the door will come off then you can take the top off.

From there you look to see if there is any debris and remove it, then put everything back together and hook the drive back up to the computer and test it to see if the drive will open and close when you want it to and not by itself.

It could also be just a bad drive, easiest thing would be to replace it but if your handy enough you can try the method I explained.

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