DVD Drives sticking

  Knack 09:46 15 Dec 2008

Both the DVD drives on my desktop computer stick closed and will not open until they have been tapped for some minutes. Is there any way I can 'lubricate' them without taking the console apart?

  Technotiger 10:39 15 Dec 2008

Rather than Tapping them - the small hole on the front of the drives is an emergency opening system - just straiten a paper-clip, push it firmly into the hole and the drawer will open - this will not do any damage.

  Technotiger 10:40 15 Dec 2008

Ooops - straighten .......

  Technotiger 10:41 15 Dec 2008

PS - they should not need lubrication, just make sure they are clean and clear of any internal obstructions.

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