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Re: Drive won't open
U can see a pin hole on the drive just above the open button or the green light...press the button once n poke the hole with a pin ,,,,it ll hit a soft end...continue pressing it with some force....the tray will open...
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The problem occurs mostly when your drive is dying. I had the same problem with my laptop writer recently after which it completely stopped writing discs. Contact your support. Sometimes they would ask you to remove the upper and lower filters of an entry in the registry which would sometimes resolve the problem.
Turn off the computer. There is a small hole underneath the drawer and above the eject button. Push hard into this hole with a long pin, or the blunt end of a long needle, and the drawer should pop open.
mst...First, get your manual out. the drive must be set to be a secondary device unless it is not. You say you have only one IDE...did you remove the CDR? If you have a second IDE or other board connector, then this drive is primary on that. Now, did you install the drivers for the unit? You can use your CDR to do that or get them from the website of the manufacturer. Are there any bent pins on either the motherboard or the back of your drive? Somewhere in there is an answer.
If you have only one drive connector set, you can get a board which will allow you to setup additional drives. Ask your dealer.
one easy test to do is use a bootable cd and boot from cd instead of windows. if it boots its an issue in windows. if it don't boot its likely bad hardware.. i have exact same model drive for over a year
a good boot cd easy to get is a memory tester www.memtest.org the zip file has an iso i burn with imgburn.com tool
have you got it set on an IDE cable on it's own and if so have the jumper at the back set to master the other thing to do is power of pc and remove ide cable from all devices and leave power cable to burner then torn on pc if you have removed power and ide cable from hard drive then when pc boots in press button on cd,dvd drive to open tray then place cd lense disk or any cd in drive tray press close button and let device kick in if it picks up disk then try with a dvd disk with power on pc if all goes well try with a ifferent Ide cable to motherboard and reconnect harddrive and power up if all goes well the pc should recagonise it if not then get it replaced