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Having a problem with my cd rom,I install a disc and it spins slow and will not open it. any ideas

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Install a new Cd RW or DVD RW they are not expensive and easy to install. Pretty much remove covers with power off. unscrew and remove two or three conectors and install new the same way.

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I have an acer aspire x1200-b1601a with a cd/dvd drive that will not open without putting the tip of a knife along the edge and prying it open. the "magic" pinhole is behind the case's cover and cann



CD-ROM, DVD, or other disc tray not opening Locking device or software installed First, verify no locking software installed that prevents the tray from opening. If you are unsure, reboot the computer and as it is booting up, eject the tray. If the tray can eject as it is booting, but stops working after loading your operating system, something is being loaded that is preventing the drive tray from opening. Programs used to burn CDs are a common culprit.
Bad eject button If you are running Microsoft Windows, open My computer, right-click the disc drive icon and choose the option to eject. If this ejects your CD-ROM drive tray, the button on the disc drive is defective, and it is recommended that the drive be replaced.
No power to computer or disc drive If you have recently installed a new optical drive or you have moved the computer, the power cable to the CD-ROM may have become loose or disconnected. Reseat the power cable to make sure this is not the problem.
CD stuck within drive If you suspect that a CD may be stuck within the drive, the tray needs to be ejected manually. Look for the small manual eject hole that ( not the head phone jack) located on the front of the drive. Unwind a paper clip and place one end of the paper clip into the hole to eject the CD-ROM tray.
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If CD-ROM tray opens part of the way, pull it gently to see if you can get it to open fully. If it cannot be opened any further, it is likely that the gears within the CD-ROM drive have become damaged or dislodged. But usually, a stuck CD is blocking the way.

Caution: If you are able to open the CD-ROM drive using a paper clip, we do not recommend continuing to do so. This is meant to be used as a temporary solution; the drive should be replaced.

What to do if CD or DVD stuck in drive? Note: This document is for disc drives with a disc in the drive that prevents the tray from opening. See our CD-ROM, DVD, or other disc tray not opening document, if the tray is not opening at all or doesn't seem to be getting power.
If the CD or DVD is not set into the disc tray correctly, it could be sticking up above the surface of the tray, causing it to get stuck with then tray tries to open. In this case, it may be possible gently shake the computer and move the CD or DVD into the correct place in the tray, allowing the drive to open. However, use caution when doing this, as you do not want to shake the computer too much, or you could damage other components.
If this is a desktop computer, you can prevent damage to the computer by opening the computer and removing the disc drive in order to shake or rotate the drive. When the drive is out of the computer, you can manually release the tray by inserting a paperclip into the manual eject hole.

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In the case of a laptop computer or a slot load disc drive, since the CD or DVD does not sit in a tray, it cannot be shaken in order to adjust the disc. If the disc is visible you may be able to move the disc a bit by hand, enough to allow the drive to eject the disc. Again, be careful in doing so, as you could damage the disc or drive in the process.
If you're still unable to get the disc out of the drive after following the above steps, it may be a damaged drive and should be replaced. If the disc in the drive is an important disc and you believe the drive is bad, the drive can be disassembled in order to remove the disc. In the case of a laptop or computer with a slot load disc drive, the computer needs to be serviced in order for the drive the be replaced and the disc to be removed.

reference: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001487.htm

What to do if CD or DVD stuck in drive

Jan 03, 2015 | Acer PC Desktops

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How to restore system


im assuming you have the recovery disk

Restart the computer and press the pause/break key on the keyboard.


This key will slow down the boot process and allow you to see the motherboard BIOS access key that you'll need to press in order to access the motherboard BIOS.


Press the respective motherboard access key and check the motherboard BIOS for a boot sequence.

Change the settings in the boot sequence so the primary boot device or the first boot drive is the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.


Insert the system recovery disc into the disc drive.

Restart the computer and allow it to boot up before doing anything.


A black screen should show up with the words Press any key to boot from disc CD/DVD.
Press a key to have the system boot from the recovery disc.


Allow the system to load.

Follow the on-screen instructions on how to install the rest of the operating system.


There are many different settings for you to choose.
If the operating system is just a little out of whack, you can choose to repair it.


The system recovery disc will contain important drivers and software for all the components connected to the computer system.


If you do not have a system restore disc you can search the Internet for drivers and software that are packaged for your specific eMachines model.


Restore the BIOS to their default settings so the hard drive is primary boot sequence.

This is an optional step.


You can leave the CD-ROM drive as the primary boot drive, but it will slow down the startup process by a few seconds.

hope this helps




Sep 30, 2012 | E-Machines W3503 PC Desktop

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I have just bought this and it has been wiped clean no xp is installed i have a disc with xp on it how do i install it?


Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-drive.
Restart the computer.
Press F10 and then "change boot order" to FIRST try to boot from the CD-ROM.

Oct 27, 2010 | Compaq Evo D510 Minitower (Open Box)...

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CD drive refuses to open or run even when I press the button


Select a cd rom device,then add another boot up disc,then see if it opens.Will it take a cd rom better than a floppy? If so use the boot up disc,rather than an older and possibley more damaging floppy.

Feb 16, 2010 | E-Machines eOne 433 PC Desktop

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CD-ROM won't spin up


When the CD drive doesn't detect a disc or can't read a optical disc, it stops spinning. Perhaps you need a new CD drive or Lens needs cleaning.

Sep 09, 2009 | Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop

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When i put a disk in the cd rom keep getting message please insert disk


Try known good disk. Other than that the unit has probably failed. Make sure disks can be read on a buddys computer?

Jul 28, 2009 | Dell XPS 400 PC Desktop

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CD ROM does not recognize that a disc is inserted -Dimension 2400


i think your cd rom is damaged. you can clean the cd rom lanse or you can buy a new cd rom or your cd is damaged.

Jan 28, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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Cd/rom drive door will not open. Running xp pro. I have(2)cd rom units,# 1 works great,# 2 the door will not open. The computer shows it to be working.


take a long pin or straigten paper clip and find a hole infront on the drive insert it and gently push it till open.

Take care sometimes u see cd disc spin while it come out dont touch it until it stop

Sep 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Had a disc shatter in the CD Rom tray


when a cd-rom makes a shattering noise or rattling noise, it is due to the tray being out of whack. It may have been bumped. Gingerly try to skew it back to normal.

Sep 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Hp computer


You can repair that by booting your system using the CD ROM and the select to repair windows.

If ever this will not solve then;
You should backup your files and reinstall the windows operating system.

In installing operating system you need the following:
1 windows bootable disc/ Operating System REcovery Disc
2.Cd /DVD rom


Boot your system any of this CD/DVD disc and then follow the on screen instruction.

After installation, don,t forget to install the drivers of your system that was enlosed in your system.

If ever there problem arising this solution please notify me for further support.

Jan 22, 2008 | HP Pavilion Media Center a1330n - AMD...

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