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Door i have just bought a sony cd writer that has come out of a machintosh and i have installed into mine diamond data all is ok however the door does not open. please rescue me. open for anything right now. thanx

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Grail Montes explanation above makes sense on several levels. However his visuals (pics) do not give an example using the Sony CRX230EE CD-RW in question. It also does not demonstrate a clear explanation of the tray motor belt he mentions. I will demonstrate this much clearer as well as introduce another cause which involves the Tray Gear. The Tray Gear can have broken teeth, or be misaligned because of attempts to pry (or force) the Tray Door open by other means than it was designed (e.g., with a screwdriver).




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CD DRIVE DOOR WONT OPEN First Check the Data cables starting from the Motherboard then on the Drive Note on PIN1. It is suggested that a CD Drive should be slave to a Master HDD so set the Jumpers properly. If all are ok and still fails then the try the Emergency Eject hole. On many DVD drives there is a small hole on the front of the drive that is access to a manual eject mechanism. Use a straighten paperclip and insert it into the hole this will push the tray out. To repair this you need to change the Tray Motor Belt Look at this image >> For more Info on repair >>> Hope this helps =============================================== If you are having trouble with Newly bought items save your self from headaches by returning them and demand a replacement or a refund! You may have purchased a reconditioned\repaired\factory defect product.

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