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DVD Drive door will not open

DVD drive door won't open, lights light up but it won't open even with button.

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  • Milliann Johnson
    Milliann Johnson Jan 15, 2008

    Don't have a tiny hole. Relatively new computer as had very little usuage. Sony Vaio Digital Studio

  • Milliann Johnson
    Milliann Johnson Jan 15, 2008

    I had already tried to eject button and a Sony repair agent. All drivers & software appear to be ok. This next part may sound stupid, but this computer has a CD Drive that is working fine. Can it be changed to a DVD drive, If so how. This PC is my parents that only use it in limited ways and since a CD can be played in A DVD drive then if I could convert the usuable drive to DVD that would work. Thanks ALot for everyone's imput

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    Milliann Johnson Jan 17, 2008

    that getat sounds great. i am not at that location currently, but when i return there i will repost with model thank you again and i don't get why the rating is locked but i am rating your response as

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  • sgrap Mar 03, 2008

    even when I use the paperclip it will notnopen. My Dad is getting frustrated.



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Unfold a paperclip and push it into the tiny hole, it will open up.
It may be wearing out..I see a lot of older ones do this.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 15, 2008


    you listed under PC desktop

    If it is new take it back..for warranty.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 15, 2008

    open the my computer icon and right click on the drive letter that wont open.. you should see an eject option. Worked for me a few times when certain proggies locked it from ejecting with the button.

  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 17, 2008

    It sure could be changed to a DVD drive. Just pull out the cd drive and replace it. Just make sure that the jumper is set in the same as the cd drive you pulled out...

    If you need more help post the model number and manufacturer of the computer.

    Please rerate this post.


  • Thomas Christopher
    Thomas Christopher Jan 19, 2008


    Please rerate this post.



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