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Dvd/cd writer door keeps opening and closing

My dvd writer / cd writer combo door keeps opening and closing by itself without prompting. What can I do to stop this problem?

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This may indicate someone is playing games and gave you a virus...or some other nasty. Have you downloaded any thing recently such as trial software of any programs or P2P like limewire?
If you did you may want to uninstall the programs through add and remove programs in the control panel. Also download cCleaner and scan and repair your registry.
http://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner-20

Posted on May 11, 2009

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Hi..you need to pull out the player then try make repair the player and replace the belt if have a belt if not u need to try re-alignment the gear or tray of player..so Good Luck..and have a nice..GOD Bless You...^_^

Posted on May 11, 2009

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Hi abdu

The problem is that at some stage you or someone else forced the cd open or closed, but not to worry, it's not broken. What happened is that the gear that pulls the tray in, mite have slipped a tooth or two. You'll have to open it up. Take the top cover off. It has four small screws holding it. When you take the cover off, the gear system should reveal itself. Now the gear that pulls the cd tray in and out must me ajusted. Before you open the dvd writer, make sure it is in it's utmost closed position. Very Important!. There should be a screw in the centre of this gear. Carefully unscrew completely. Now it depends on which direction the gear turns when it close the tray. Seeing that it doesn close completely, the gear turns anti clockwise to close. Lift the gear in a up sliding position and turn it one teeth clockwise, press the gear back, fasten the screw and test. If it still needs more adjustment, repeat the process with another teeth clockwise. Note if it worsen that it doesn't close, then you need to reverse the process and move the gear anticlockwise, but make sure to mark the teeth that it was originally on when you opened it.

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