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Sony DVD RW DRU-820A

WinXP Pro SP3 complete, with SONY DVD RW DRU820A drive. Recently I cleaned my system and put it all back. All seemed well, but when tried to put disk into SONY DVD RW DRU820A, the disk whether CD or a DVD just gets ejected instantaneously. Please HELP!

Well this got sorted off. But now the TRAY would'nt budge open!
Waaaah! Help!

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Hi,
did you try to do the emergency eject ?
jewellers driver in drive pinhole.
use the eject method again, Computer powered Off. Open the drawer and push it back in firmly.
This is an eject button, make/break switch problem.
Also try ejecting the drive from my computer/Right click with mouse ( CD Drive ) Eject.
And ensure the 4 Pin Molex ( Red-Black-Black-Yellow ) is the right way round. Yellow usually faces to the outside of the casing.

Mike @ compurepair.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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HI,
Double check the Ribbon Cable Connector is installed Correctly ( 40-80 Strand IDE ) sometimes if these are not fitted squarely Or pushed in hard enough. Can cause a Problem.
Also try the emergency eject procedure on The Drive. Small jewellers screwdriver Or Needle, insert into the drives faceplate ( pinhole in drives faceplate drawer ) push to open dvd drawer. pull out drawer Gently. And push back in. This ocassionally works for a stcking Drawer/eject mechanism.
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