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DVD tray automatically opens and closes

I have a Dell 5150 and the lower DVD tray keeps opening and closing (constantly) without either electronic or manual instruction. It only happens after the CPU has been on for 4 plus hours (or so). It's driving me nuts. It stops (for a while) when I switch off and re-boot.

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  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    Hi,



    I have the exact same problem with my Dimension 5150 desktop (DVD tray keeps open and close constantly.



    If you have a solution on how to fix this I would be greatly appreciate for the tips.



    Regards,

    Hung

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Please add me to MSN @ [email protected] so I may gather more information and help you further, thanks.



    Daniel

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Is the drive reading disc properly? if no then just change the drive.

If it can read disc then

1) Do an msconfig & disable startup - just to make sure that there are no pesky script or applcation doing it.

2) change the SATA port on motherboard or toogle between master & slave if IDE cable is been used.

Still if its not working then just change the drive.

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