Question about Memorex (32023244) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive
Need help MEMOREX CDRW DRIVE MODEL 40EMAX. drive light goes on when button pushed buit door doesnt open.
I have a Memorex 52x CD burner. It bought it new and had no problems until about a year after I purchased it. Then suddenly, for no obvious reason, the drive would not open. The light flashed and I could hear the gears trying to open, but it would not consistently open. If I repeatedly pushed the button, eventually it would open.
What I finally discovered is that as long as I keep a disc in the drive, it will open and close with no problems. Now I keep a blank CD in the drive at all times, and so far the problem has stopped. I suggest keeping a blank CD in the drive so you don't lose a "real" CD forever (or have to destroy the burner to get it out). I don't know if this will work for everyone.
I DO NOT suggest inserting a credit card as another poster suggested. I tried this and it DOES NOT work. Plus you risk breaking the drive and destroying your credit card all at the same time (thereby delaying the purchase of a new one). Besides, credit card simply doesn't fit into the very small space around the tray door.
Based on other people's comments and the problems I've experienced, I'd suggest that people avoid buying Memorex products altogether. I bought this drive because my old one died and I was looking for a cheap burner to hold me over until I could afford to replace my computer. I may have saved a little money, but in the end I got what I paid for. My sympathies to anyone who's also experienced this problem.
Posted on Dec 27, 2009
Try inserting a credit card or similar just above/below the door flap, then press the button.
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
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Mar 05, 2012 | CD & DVD Burners
First, open the Device Manager and
uninstall the drive.
If you need instructions on how to
open the Manager, here is the link:
Download and install CCleaner
(free) from Piriform
Run the cleaner to remove old
un-needed temp files
Select the StartUp tab and look
for any programs that you know you installed but no longer use or
need, and disable them. Caution, do
not disable any system files unless you absolutely know what they
do and that you do not need them.
Run the Registry cleaner, when
asked if you want to backup the registry, select YES,
and save to a file you will remember just in case. I have used this
program hundreds of time on many different system and it has never
caused a problem, but you want to be safe, backup the Registry.
If asked about a particular file
that it wants to clean, select "yes to all"
CCleaner link -
Windows should reinstall the drive when
the computer boots back up.
If this does not resolve your problem,
try the following.
Download one of the Open Source
DVD burning programs from the links below
following link is a list of all free, but not all Open Source,
Windows DVD burning
If you take all these step and you
still can not burn a DVD, chances are your DVD burner componet needs
to be replaced. Good Luck.
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