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Re: Opening CD/DVD Drive from the screen
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To free your stuck CD drawl, get a large paper clip. Straiten out one side of it. There is a small hole near the CD open button. Keep the paper clip as strait as possible & slide it into that hole. When it stops give it a harder push. That should release it. Remove the paper clip & either push it shut or try the open/close button
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Locking device or software installed
First, verify no locking software is being loaded that prevents the tray from opening. If you are unable to determine this, reboot the computer and as it is booting up, eject the tray. If the tray is able to eject as it is booting, but stops working after loading Windows or your operating system something is being loaded that is preventing the drive tray from opening. This is most commonly software such as a CD burner program that has taken control of the drive.
Bad eject button
If you are running Microsoft Windows open My computer, right-click on the disc drive icon and choose the option to eject. If this ejects your CD-ROM drive tray, the button on the disc drive is defective and it is recommended that the drive be replaced.
Try another DVD-RW drive because it sounds like the laser is going bad. Burning requires alot of power from the laser. Playing DVD or playing cd's doesn't require much so thats why it would play those.
there is something inside the drive housing jamming it, you may need to replace the belt of ejecting motor/gear. Most CD/DVD drives have a manual opener. Use a straightened out paper clip, and poke it into the small hole found on the front of the drive. This should release the drawer. hope it helps if so do rate the solution
if you run winxp then follow these steps
1)Insert the bootable windows xp setup dvd/cd in the drive
2)The system will boot the dvd by asking you (PRESS ANY KEY TO BOOT THE CD...)press enter
3)Then the setup files starts to load on the screen , a blue screen appears , it may take sometime for setup loading process. wait till it gets over
4)after the files get loaded ,it will give you three options
press enter there
5)then press f8.then press esc on the next screen if it shows the previous version of windows
6)then you will be able to see your drive there ,the drive which you want to format just press d on the particular drive and it becomes unpartioned space,again press c on the unpartioned space and create the drive again ,
7)do this for every drive
8)and for installing the fresh copy of windows choose a particular drive and press enter and then choose the format using ntfs NOT QUICK the third option remember
tats it for xp
If it is for vista or 7
insert the dvd of the particular os and then install which doesnt have some complicated things like xp
If the boot priority in the BIOS setup screen is set to thr CD it
will open the cd door every time you boot looking for the BOOT cd.
It will not accept anything else, at that point except a boot cd since it hasn't found the operating system (windows) yet.
By "blue laptop" you mean "blue screen" DO a "Windows restore" or reinstall windows from the reinstall cd or Harddrive partision containing the restore files.
I had the same problem with mine. There is an option of "repairing" on the recovery disc that actually keeps all files and software intact. It worked for me, much better than the full re-format of the hard drive and new install of the OS.
You may try removing and reseating the cd/dvd player in the machine. There may be a slide lock or you may need to un-screw, slide the player out then reinsert the player. It is sound like the contacts are barely making a connection.
Let me know what happens.