52-32-52 CD Internal Drive Tray Opening And Closing Problems
The CD Rom tray will not open or close properly. When there is no disc in the drive I always have to insert the emergency pin to open the tray. After I load a disc the tray it will not close properly. It seems to try to close, but I have to tap it to close. Often, it closes 1/2 way and stops. Sometimes, it tries to close and then reopens. Sometimes it does nothing. When I finally get the drive closed it plays ok. Can I fix the problem myself?
Re: 52-32-52 CD Internal Drive Tray Opening And Closing...
I followed the instructions given me to open up the CD drive. There I found an accumulation of oily dust that had settled on the gear and on the micro switch. I carefully, thoroughly and gently cleaned the parts with a soft brush, alcohol and canned compressed air. I examined the rubber drive band and it did not look badly deformed. I reassembled the case, put it back in the computer and it is working fine for now.
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Re: 52-32-52 CD Internal Drive Tray Opening And Closing...
Since the CD drive still reads the disc, then repairing the unit is to your advantage. Repair involves, removing the drive from the desktop and removing the 4 screws underneath. The two halves/covers could now be separated and removed. Under the tray would be a gear mechanism that slides the tray in/out. it is powered by a motor through a small rubber belt. It is likely that the belt has deformed and would require replacement. This belt is similar to those used in audio electronic equipment and therefore would normally be available from your friendly neighborhood electronics parts store.
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There are two ways toopen the CD drive door if the button just below the drive tray does not work. Go to My Computer and right click on the drive and click on Eject. If this does not work then you can manually open the CD drive tray by - Straighten a paper clip and gently insert it into a tiny hole below the drivetray next to the Eject button. Push the paper clip gently until the drive traypops out, then pull the tray until it is fully out, then you can remove the CDdisc. If you continue having problem opening with the Eject button, then the CD driveis faulty and needs replacing.
If the trouble isn't being caused by some screwy virus or software problem, the best solution is to replace the drive. New drives are quite inexpensive and widely available in retail stores (at higher prices) and online.
I am having the same problem. I haven't resolved it entirely, but at least I managed to get it working again by the following steps.
First, disassemble the part of the computer chassis around the CD-ROM drive. Follow the instructions for "replacing the CD-ROM drive" in the SGI 02 hardware maintenance manual. It can be done in 10 minutes with a screwdriver.
After you have gained access to the CD-ROM drive itself, take off the top metal cover. Then you will be able to see the tray and the white gears underneath.
In my case, the problem seems to be caused by some misalignment between some wire springs and the white gears. Note when the CD tray closes, the manual eject button (a black plastic rod on the right) should stick out, and the white piece of plastic with a triangular end on the left should push against the front of the CD tray.
Somehow, the gears failed to push the white plastic piece all the way to the edge of the tray, and the CD-ROM drive thinks the tray wasn't fully-closed, and ejects the disc.
To force the drive to read the disc, pull the white plastic piece on the left with the triangular end towards the edge of the tray. (Pull it towards you if you are facing the front of the drive.) You might need to use some force, but I can get the drive to work this way, even though it still "sticks open" half the time.
Good luck, and if you happen to find a better solution, I look forward to hearing it.
I'm assuming you've tried multiple CD's, DVD's, audio discs, etc with the same results... at this point, you're probably looking at a bad drive (something wrong with the electronics that's telling the computer to "eject" instead of "load") ....however, here's a trick I did once to fix this problem:
Close the CD tray, and just as it's closing, hold on to it and keep it from closing ...again, the drive's probably bad, so you're not going to hurt it...the drive will fight you for a moment, then open back up. Now try closing it again (with the button) and see if it stays this time.
If so, woo-hoo! If not, time to head to the store :)
If the drive door sticks after you have used the paper clip to open it, look under the tray at the drive teeth (if any). Apply a liberalm coating of general purpose grease to the rwo inches of teeth at the end of the drive tray nearest you and close the drive door again. Open and close a few times to see if the door is now free. This worked for me on my Dell Inspiron 3100. Try it.
Problem of tray opening on hp dvd burner. I got the door open as suggested above with paperclip. Then took some CRC 2-26 plastic safe electrical grade lubricant and swabbed the pivoting door mechanism. Opened with the paperclip about 5-6 more times until it finally opens normally.
its very simple .remove the outer cpu case.then remove the cd rom open itplace THE TRAY in RIGHT MANNER ONCE AGAIN . donot try to move the tray of your cd rom without opening the cd rom ,it might result in a permanent damage
Well, I've seen CD-drives that would re-open, when you try to close them -- it is _falsely_ detecting a "jam" as the tray is closing, and then just re-opens the tray, rather than "forcing" itself to close.
Replacing the CD-drive is the only way to fix that type of "false-positive" jam-detection conditions.
But, since you've done that, either you were unlucky-enough that the replacement drive was also "defective", or, you have a computer-virus on your computer that is maliciously issuing commands to the CD to "open-the-tray".