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Thread: CD tray does not want to stay closed




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    Any bright ideas as to why my Phillips CDR/RW wants to keep the "cup holder" out?? After replacing a couple of my case fans and dusting out my case I booted up and my tray no longer wanted to stay closed. I can push the eject button and drive will close then immediately reopen. Manual closing does the same thing unless I hold the door closed for a few seconds (prolly a bad thing to do). Device manager reports no problem but the thing will not stay closed long enough to read a disk so I'm guessing that writting to it is not worth even trying

    The fans that I exchanged were daisy chained with my CDRW power supply but I have tried removing them altogether (as well as checking my molnex connectors visually) to no effect. I did have a fair dust storm when I cleaned the case .... is it possible that dust in my CDRW would cause this? Not sure if it was a good idea but I have also tryed dusting the inside of my drive with my handy little air can from the front opening.

    Am wondering if there are any simple solutions before I decide to be stupid and perform an autopsy/surgery on it with my screwdriver and/or frameing hammer??
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    If it was a Diamond Data I'd say that that's the usual sign of death (part of the PCB has burnt out inside). :(

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    Thanks for the encouragement Wiggo :cry: . Guess I'll prolly wait untill tomorrow to have a look at the insides of my CDRW and see if there is anything obviously wrong in there. Not likely that I'll be able to fix it but at this stage I can't hurt it much.
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    WTF! My parents dvd rom drive have started to act exakt the same way.. :eek:

    I closed it, then it said "**** you a-hole" and opened itself again.. We keept arguing for about 10-12 in and outs before I lost my temper and decided to leave..

    But I can tell ya it came pretty close to degenerate into some sort of super glue incident there.. :mad:



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    The__tweaker if your problem deteriorates to a super glue incident let me know how it works out. :laugh: Once I've completed my post mortum on this one I may need to glue the pieces back together in order to fill the hole in my case ... not sure if a replacement is in the budget right now.
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    Post mortum completed. No obvious problems within the drive but the fact is that it is dead! Local tech's best guess was that there may have been a static buildup as a result of the dust/cleaning that killed the internal components (just a guess on his part and he made that clear). Replaced the poor old thing with a LG GCE-8520 52x24x52x for $100 Canadian.

    Just finished looking up the new drive on the net ... PC World rated it #2 of the top 10 CD-RW drives for their June 2003 report. Guess I did alright!
    Antec 900 case (4 120mm and 1 200mm lighted fans + UFO flashing light set + 2 12" and 1 6" Mutant Mods meteor lights) - Aerogate ll thermal controller - Asus M2N-e SLI - AMD 64 X2 AM2 6400+ - Corsair TX650 PSU - MSI 450GTS Cyclone OC - 2 X 2GB Patriot Extreme Performance PC2 6400 RAM - SATA 320 GB Seagate HD, SATA 300GB Maxtor HD and IDE 80 GB Samsung HD - Floppy Drive/Card Reader Combo - LG SuperMulti Lightscribe 18x DVD RW - Plextor PX-716A DVD r/rw - Windows 7 Home Premium 64

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDawg
    Replaced the poor old thing with a LG GCE-8520 52x24x52x for 0 Canadian.
    Yes that is a nice burner, I just installed an LG 48x burner in my mother in laws computer.. It was about $47-48 us.



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    Hmmm, had the same problem at school. All I did was get tape and tape it down, worked well.:smokin:

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