Faulty DVD Drive

  Simmpy 13:29 12 Nov 2006

I have an Evesham computer with an internal Sony DVD CD drive. Whilst trying to burn some files from my hard disk to a DVD (Pinnacle Instant DVD software) everything locked. I couldn't open the drive to eject the DVD. The orange LED continually flashes.

I managed to manually extract the DVD and close down all the software. However on restarting the drive is still flashing and I still can't open it. I've tried all the troubleshooting but nothing works. The drive is 3 years old, has it just given up the ghost?



  Technotiger 13:54 12 Nov 2006

Hi, I think you will find that on the front of the drive is a small hole - the sole purpose of this hole is to enable the drive to be opened in an emergency, by using something like a straightened out paper-clip, which should be pushed gently into the hole to release the drive tray.

This is only a last resort - have you tried right-click on drive icon and then left-click on Eject from within My Computer?


  Koochy 13:56 12 Nov 2006

You could try uninstalling the drivers for the drive then reboot your computer and XP should automatically detect the drive and reinstall the drivers.


  Koochy 13:57 12 Nov 2006

I am just presuming you have XP sorry.


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