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CD Drive on Presario V2135US

I just turned my computer on and was all set to view a CD and my CD rom drive won't even open. There's no light nothing. I've rebooted and still nothing. What the heck is going on? Is it possible that I need a new CD rom? My computer is about 2 years old.


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Re: CD Drive on Presario V2135US

Was that light flash when you press Open button? Can you do this - goto My Computer and right click on you CD drive's icon select Eject - to see if the CD is respond.

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Eject lto5

in the manual should be something like this:

Manually Removing a Tape Cartridge
If problem-determination procedures identify the tape drive as the source of the problem and you are unable to eject the tape cartridge using the eject button, reset the drive to recover the cartridge:
Press and hold the eject button for 10 seconds, then release.
The status light turns amber and the drive starts through its hardware test process.
When the hardware test completes, the status light turns green.
If a cartridge is in the drive the status light flashes green until the cartridge is rewound.
The status light turns solid green when the rewind is complete and the tape drive is ready.

Although it is from an older LTO version, it must work on the newer versions too.

I also did remove tapes, if nothing worked, but it is to much to tell and show here.
NOTE: Allow at least 10 minutes for the rewind process to complete.

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How do i turn on the cdplayer? and remove the cd

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Can you fix it?

It sounds like your first drive is defiantly shot. The second one suggests the drive has failed as well. You should be able to eject the tape manually using a long piece of steel. Such as a paper clip.

Taken from the manual
If all the right side or left side lights flash on the front panel:
There is a fault with the drive.
1 Try turning the power switch on the drive off and then on again.
2 If the problem persists, call for service.

So your sorda up a creek. Can i suggest moving to HDD backup system? They are ultra cheap, reliable, and much faster than Tape backup systems.

Alternativly if you have data you need to recover, you can purchase new (used) drives off ebay for about $200

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