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Re: cd door keeps onpening and closing
When this happens it is usually one thing, but could be two.
The most common reason is that the button you use to open and close is stuck in the IN position. Turn the PC off with the drive door held open. Using a paperclip try to get behind the push button and press it outwards.
Second most common problem, the switch the button activates is worn and has failed in the depressed position.
Fortunately, replacement CDROM/DVDROM are rather inexpensive, but you would need a technically savy friend or relative to help you or you can ask your friendly neighborhood computer guru to help. Or, lastly, you can take this into a shop for a replacement as the newer drive will be better and faster than what you have now.
As always, if you have any need for clarification or further questions please do not hesitate to comment back to me.
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make sure that the cd rom is getting enough consistent power test all leads that are attached to the cd rom including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might bebad/faulty or your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd rom then plug them back in this will activate found new hardware wizard hope this helps or you might have to uninstall then reinstall your cd rom or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device also control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall only do the registry check if you cant see the drive/s in windows explorer/my computer or it might be a registry problem Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
Your cd drive could well be broken, and you will have to replace it. Here are your options, -
1. Turn off and disconnect your PC. Open up your PC and check the wiring to the CD Drive. There should be two sets of cables. The first is a large ribbon cable and probably grey. It will have a large oblong connector about 2 1/2 inches across. The second is a Power supply cable, just under an inch wide with 3 or 4 colour wires going to it. Check these wires have not come loose. If the wires are okay and a CD is stuck in the drive, go to step 2.
2. On the CD drive front panel, there's a very small hole. This is designed to push a long piece of metal into to open the drive door. A straightend paper clip should do the trick, do not force the drive open, it should open with relatively little force. Remove the CD. Try the drive without a CD, press close/eject repeatedly. If nothing happens, the drive shouild be replaced. It's a simple job to do so. There are a couple of screws along the side to remove, plus cables.
A new CD/DVD drive should be no more than £15.00 (don't know how many bucks/euros). Replacement in the reverse of removal and the drive size is standard at 5.25". One thing to note when replacing is the jumper connector at the rear of the drive. It will be set to one of 3 settings, master, secondary or slave. The new drive must be set as the old drive jumper. The instructions supplied are normally very good in this respect. Follow the guide, take notes a couple of photo's digital camera or mobile phone to serve as a guide.
This sounds like a common problem. You need to install the drivers (small programs that instruct the computer to notice and manipulate peripherals, like a dvd or cd player, sound card, etc...).
The easiest place to find your specific driver is at the Packard Bell web site under support > Downloads. There are MANY sites (even some that advertise on this very site) that say they have the drivers for your dvd drive, but go directly to your manufacturer's web site. These companies that provide drivers for computers install a program into your computer and there is a fee for use of these web sites.
UPDATE: I just checked the Packard Bell Web Site and was unable to find specific drivers for your particular model. They stopped making them some time ago, and no longer support the model. That being said, you can still conceivably find the drivers, it will just take some investigative work on your part. In doing a broad search on the internet, I found that many people are looking for that very driver, which is an indication it has become hard to find.
If the trouble isn't being caused by some screwy virus or software problem, the best solution is to replace the drive. New drives are quite inexpensive and widely available in retail stores (at higher prices) and online.
There in the picture will show you where the manual eject button is. Use a paperclip and push the button in the hole. Once the drive is open enough for you to pull the tray, go ahead and pull it as far as it will come out. It will stop, and it shouldn't come all they way unattached from the rest of the unit.
Go ahead and take any cd or dvds that was in the drive out and turn your computer back on.
Once into windows, push the regular eject button and the drive should close the door itself. Let it sit for a second or two, and try hitting the eject button again. 9 times out of 10, that usually fixes my drives.