My laptop fell on the floor while my dvd door was open. Surprisingly, the only thing that was damaged was the center plastic disc that holds the DVD/cd in place. Is it possible to replace this without buying a new burner?
It is not possible but what u can do is find another same model(which does not work from used up product market ) writer and open it take out the try watch carefully how it is fixed to the writer,now open all the screws of your writer carefully,and replace the one which you have bought from used up items.fit all the screws back and check if it works. if it does not then i am sorry to say you will have to buy a new one.But ya u cld do 1 thing check if the warranty is still there if yes then quickly replace it.
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Check the cord connection between the dvd player and the computer. Re boot the computer and then plug the dvd player in. Be sure the dvd player is connected to the power source.
You should "see" it on the computer as an icon if you are displaying the desk top
If not, click on the desk top Windows icon, and then click on Computer when the pop up comes on.
You should see the display of your computer and hard drives
The dvd player icon should show up under "devices with removable storage" there.
Re check the dvd is actually on.
Click on Control Panel and then "Hardware and devices" You will see your printer etc.
If the dvd player doesnt show up, try and open the dvd player to load in a disc. If the tray doesnt open, the player is defective
If it does, then the fault is in the computer "Device Manager"
Go to the computer Device Manager and you will see the device name with a red x against it.
The two possible faults are
1. The driver is missing or damaged
2. The device is defective
If you have the skilset, delete the dvd driver and install it again from the manufacturers (Toshiba?) web site
If you dont, find a geeky friend!
Sometimes DVD player drawers get stuck closed because the disc inside isn't seated properly. At other times the player may have another problem. The first step in discovering if it is the disc or another issue is to remove the disc. Most DVD players have a secret eject button. It allows you to open the drawer when a disc gets stuck and cannot be ejected normally.
For this you'll need a standard size paperclip.
Unfold the paperclip and make it as straight as possible.
Look closely at your DVD player . Push the tip the paper clip into the small hole on the tray cover on the front of the Toshiba. The hole is on the right side of the cover.
Press inward gently with the paperclip until you feel a slight resistance, then continue pushing to engage the internal eject button. The tray should pop open partway.
Gently pull the drawer until it's fully retracted. Be careful not to pull too far.
Remove your disc from the drive.
Before you reinsert another disc, use the remote and/or buttons on the player to close the door, and reopen it. You can also press carefully with your fingers. If you cannot open/close the drawer normally at this point, do not put in a new disc until you have repaired the problem.
the SH-S223 has the door problem ( when there is no DVD inside).... specially after using it for couple of months, cuz i had an internet cafe and i had the same problem over 8 DVDs from 10 .... so its a factory problem.... any way here how to solve the problem of your DVD door that does not open even when it has NO DVD inside..
to solve the problem...
take off your DVD out from the case of your PC.
take off the upper label on the top of the DVD
u will find a rounded circle (cover) , open it just by making it move
in a circular way.
under it you will find a circled plastic
that has a METAL in the middle
remove the metalic thing . and through it away from your window.
and put the rounded plastic back
(Remember not to put it up side down),
then close it as it was..
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turn on the dvd player with the remote . press open on the remote insert the disc dvd out of the box close tray press play to watch dvd when finished press open take out disc and close disc tray and turn off dvd player .
Hi, If there is a disc in the drive it's possible that it has become jammed and therefore will not allow the door to open. If you get a large paperclip and bend out one side you will find there is a little hole in the front of the drive. Insert the straightened end of the paperclip carefully into the hole until you feel resistance. Gently but firmly you will need to apply an amount of force and the door will pop open. Remove the disc and restart the computer, hopefully the drive will now respond as required.
If not then possibly the door mechanism band/spring has become too loose or broken. At least these days CD/DVD drive are not too expensive to replace.
The carriage unit in the drive is damaged. when a disc is inserted it trips a small lever in the drive, when the disc is removed it fails to engage this lever. You can open up the drive and use plastic weld to fix the broken plastic part, you can replace the drive or use it as is.. The lever is located to the frount of the drive you'll see it broken...
If the disc is stuck inside you can use a paperclip and push it into the small hole in the frount of the drive..
If you got another old drive that you can get the carriage from you can use that as well