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I have a HP dvd/cd rom rw 1040d disc drive. The disc tray doesn't open when empty. It tries to open but doesn't manage to open. If I manage to get it open, (Usually manually when shut off, it will open with a disc in it but seems to still take a couple seconds. How do I fix this? Thank you. Tamra

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Premature failure of this drive appears to be a widespread issue. I have joined in a support thread at HP and encourage you to do the same:
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/CD-DVD/Hp-dvd-1040i-Disk-tray-doesn-t-open-half-the-time/m-p/347544#M1980

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