cdrw tray won't open with physical button but WILL open with Eject in Explorer

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by RegularJoe, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. RegularJoe

    RegularJoe Guest

    This is happening to my Dad's new Emachine. It was working then all of a sudden it
    Any things I can try to "fix" it? or do to eliminate causes and/at least diagnose it?
    RegularJoe, Jan 24, 2004
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  2. RegularJoe

    Jan Alter Guest

    Sounds like a physical switch problem on the eject button. You could try
    taking it apart but that may cancel your warranty should you need to break
    any seals. If it's new and still under warranty why not let the maker simply
    replace the CD-ROM drive with one that works?
    Jan Alter, Jan 24, 2004
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    tomcas Guest

    Does this happen to all CDs such as music and program CDs or just to CDRW
    and CDRs (if you have Roxio) that have been packet written to? I'm not sure
    about XP but other systems require you to use the eject button to allow the
    packet writing software to update any changes. If I recall correctly, some
    packet writing software even reminds you of this when you try to eject with
    the button.
    tomcas, Jan 24, 2004
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