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CD/DVD Drive does not open

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MapleE., Jul 19, 2010.

  1. MapleE.

    MapleE. Flightless Bird

    Hi:
    One of PCs with XP/SP3 is slim and compact manufactured by a foreign brand,
    unlike other PCs, HP and Dell I've been using at work.

    When I tried to open CD/DVD drive to install a photo-program, it does not
    open. Only way I can open it is by a force putting both fingers. However,
    after that, a slot of CD/DVD where I'm going to put CD, it does not open up
    to receive. Then, this CD/DVD drive is completely useless.

    My question is;
    Is there any way for it to function properly again? Or, should I bring it
    to PC shop for?

    Your imputs would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    MapleE. wrote:
    > One of PCs with XP/SP3 is slim and compact manufactured by a
    > foreign brand, unlike other PCs, HP and Dell I've been using at
    > work.
    > When I tried to open CD/DVD drive to install a photo-program, it
    > does not open. Only way I can open it is by a force putting both
    > fingers. However, after that, a slot of CD/DVD where I'm going to
    > put CD, it does not open up to receive. Then, this CD/DVD drive is
    > completely useless.
    > My question is;
    > Is there any way for it to function properly again? Or, should I
    > bring it to PC shop for?
    >
    > Your imputs would be greatly appreciated.


    Replace the defective hardware.

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  3. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    "MapleE." <someone|@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    > Hi:
    > One of PCs with XP/SP3 is slim and compact manufactured by a foreign
    > brand, unlike other PCs, HP and Dell I've been using at work.
    >
    > When I tried to open CD/DVD drive to install a photo-program, it does not
    > open. Only way I can open it is by a force putting both fingers.
    > However, after that, a slot of CD/DVD where I'm going to put CD, it does
    > not open up to receive. Then, this CD/DVD drive is completely useless.
    >
    > My question is;
    > Is there any way for it to function properly again? Or, should I bring it
    > to PC shop for?
    >
    > Your imputs would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks,



    You should not have to force a dvd drive to open. Most have a small hole
    through which you can poke a pin or similar to press the release button.
    Hope you have not broken the catch by forcing it.
    Look up the devices model number on the web, and obtain the relevant
    reinstalling instructions.

    S
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