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Cd player keeps opening with cd in it

I can put a cd on the cd tray then push close. It will open right back up again.  Then i hit close again and it opens up again.  Very frustrating.  Also it will do this even without a  cd.  I cannot find any info on how to fix this.

Help please

My cd rom keeps opening and closing! What can I do other then the duct tape my hubby wants to use! Not sure about anything but it is a Northgate!

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Replace the Drive

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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