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.
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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Just below the CD/DVD tray there is a tiny hole. Insert a straighten paper clip in this hole and gently push the paper clip until the CD/DVD tray pops out. You can now pull the tray out until it is in the fully opened position to remove the disc. Try pushing the eject button to see if the tray closes, then push the eject button to see if the tray opens. If this foes not work then the CD/DVD drive is faulty and it needs to be replaced.
The sensor inside the cd writer does not recognize the closing of the tray. Hence it keeps opening all the time. To stop it from opening hold the tray pressed when it closes for some time. The tray may stop opening. Sometimes it works. Else you have to repair or replace the CD writer.
Hi if you have a very close look at the cd drive, you know the part that slides out well if you look just below this you will see a very small round hole, now if you get a long pin and push it in this hole it will open the tray for you, you need to push the pin in strait, you will feel the pin hit something hard and this is what you need to push you may need a big sowing needle to be strong enough to push the tray open you need to poke it in the hole then keep pushing until the tray slides out enough for you to get hold of and pull it open
once its open i wouldnt get using it again as it will keep doing the same thing and not opening you will need to get this drive replaced as its moving parts are on the way out
let me know if you need further assistance ok
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There are a couple of possibilities here, first it could just be stuck. If you hit the eject button and light flashes, there may be a stuck factor here. Look for the very small hole on the door by the eject button and push an opened paperclip in the hole, this will trigger the manual eject mechanism. With the tray opened feel the way the tray moves along its geared slide. If it seems too tight or it sticks there maybe something mechanical that has happened to it. Try to close it again and try the eject button and see if it will cycle. Also try to right click on the drive itself (Open "My Computer" to view the drives) and click on "Eject" and see if it triggers the command.
there's a small hole in the front of the disk drive close to the base of the tray and near the button used to open the drive. get a paper clip, open one end, hold carefully, and place it in the hole and push carefully till the drive opens.
to close, just push the tray back in firmly but without slaming it in. don't want to damage any of the gears inside.
In 99.9% of the cases where a CD player or reader has problems with the tray, even if it is not a computer CD tray, it's just because the sensors inside the device that tells it if the tray is open, closed or jammed are covered with dirt, dust and/or grime and just can't find the tray's position anymore, so it tells the reader that it is jammed or whatever and has it try to open it up all the time cause it never receives the signal from the sensor telling it that it is now closed and ready to go. So if you are good with electronics, you can take apart the unit yourself and locate and clean all the sensors with either contact cleaner or rubbing alcohol and put it back together again, and it should work fine now. If you do not want to risk damaging the unit, take it to your local technician and ask him to clean the sensors for you.
The belt that opens and closes the door is probably worn out. CD rom drives are very cheap to buy and very easy to install. No speacial skills are needed. You can even get a decent DVD burner for about $25 or $30 brand new at www.tigerdirect.com
Some CD drives have a little tiny hole under the tray to eject a disc that may be stuck. You will need something to stick in there and move the part you hit. Push on it enough to make the tray open just a little and then you can pull it open with your hand.
Let me know if you want to put a new one in yourself and I will explain how. All you need is a phillips screwdriver and about 15 minutes of spare time.
Make sure you are not accessing the disc when trying to eject. You should receive an error message that the disc is busy, but sometimes it is behind another open window and you may overlook it. Close whatever files are being accessed by applications and try again.