Some days when computer is turned on, the cd drawer starts opening and closing, but it DOESN'T happen EVERY time computer is on. We have tried re-starting the computer, and sometimes it helps, but not always. No children have access to computer, and we don't have food or drink near computer, so that is not an issue. Also, I'm not sure of my Gateway model; it is a desk-top model.
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Take the 4 screws out of the top, lift the CD drawer out, disconnect the two wire harnesses, take the top off, lift the 3 disc tray out, then force the drawer open and closed a few times until it slides freely. Put it back together and it may or may not work. Worked for me.
drawer is out of alignment...some players have timing marks to align the gears(similar to engines)...but without a service manual..it may be complicated...you can try to realign the drawer...there is a limit switch that tell the player when the drawer is fully open and one that tells the player when it is fully closed....a good way to try to realign is to move the drawer one tooth at a time and trying it..until it lines up
It is quite possible that the timing within the mechanism had changed. Since the timing is quite important to activate the mode switch to triggerr the sequential action of the mechanism to proceed accordingly, a small change in any of the links can change the mode to keep away from resetting. Please open the set and check if there is any foreign particles lodged into the dirve mechanism. Clean and proceed. Check carefully for any sensors that are out of sync.If you are not sure do not attempt but try tomake a small correction to complete the loading so as the complete the mode. If so the fault might clear. Hope this helps you out.Good day
te same thing happened to me know i juat turn the stereo off to where the red light is blinking then turn it back on after the standby message disappears and then i quickly pree the eject button......tr it! and let me know!
I had a mini system with the same problem, out of guarantee so was either fix it myself or bin it.
I opened the unit and removed the whole cd drawer assembly from it's housing. I then, not really recommended, plugged it back in and by pressing the open/close a few times the drawer finally opened. Put it all back together and it now works fine. I think what had happened is that I use the cd player once every couple of months and combined with the lack of use is the fact that there are several smokers in the living room and basically it got jammed by a build up of nictotine or whatever.
This has just happened to us. Often when the changer tries to select a CD on random play, it somehow knocks one CD off the carousel, usually on top of the other 5 CDs and then you can retrieve it easily. This time it knocked it down behind the carousel so the drawer could not close. We left the drawer open, carefully took the player out and tipped it upside down and then tipped it forward. We then closed the drawer while it was still upside down and then turned the player back up the right way. The loose CD fell onto the carousel and we could then open it and retrieve the CD. No damage to either CD or changer and we are now listening to music again!
Two possible things are happening.
(A) There is a program that has the DVD burner locked.
(B) It is mechanically stuck.
To open the DVD drive tray, please, follow these steps:
(1) Perform a normal shut down of your computer.
(2) Straighten out about half an inch or so of a thin metal paper clip.
(3) Look closely at the bezel (front face plate) of your DVD drive and find the tiny hole there. It'll be about the diameter of the tip of the paper clip.
(4) Insert the paper clip into the hole keeping it parallel to the floor or desk. (In other words, insert the paper clip straight in - not at an angle.)
(5) Slowly insert the paper clip into the hole and gently but firmly push in until the drawer latch is released. At this point, the drawer will pop open slightly. Slowly pull the drawer out to get the DVD or CD out. Be careful when pulling on the bezel. They are often held on by tiny plastic tabs that break off easily.
(6) S-l-o-w-l-y close the tray drawer or leave the drawer open. The drawer will close when the computer is turned back on again.
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First, make sure the DVD Recorder is completely disconnected from the Main Supply.
Then, if you look on the base of the unit, (just underneath the front of the Disc Insert/Eject Tray), there is a small slot, (approx 25 x 8mm), in which you can see a small, white, plastic lever probably situated near the right-hand side of the slot.
Then move this lever gently to the left, and then turn it on and the tray opens by pushing the button.
Some small item would appear to be obstructing complete closure With the drawer open take a good look in side. Also near the open button you should see a small pin hole[sometime on the back of the unit] This is the emergency eject device in case you get a jam and is operated with the end of a paper clip. give it a poke with the drawer open then again closed See what happens