Any comments on this?

  martjc 16:04 22 Feb 2006

One room in my house which is not used a lot, contains a PC which is also very seldom used. I switched it on today and found that if I pressed the button for DVD the drive, the drive opened, then half closed.

I assumed that because the room was unheated, this was a possible reason. I left the heater on in that room for half an hour or so. Then I found that if I opened the drive and held it open while I pressed the button again it started to work properly again.

The strange thing is that another machine in the same room refused point blank to open its drive until the room was a bit warmer!

Everything sems o.k. now, so should I put it down to temperature [lack of it] or can anyone suggest another cause?

  007al 16:12 22 Feb 2006

Paranormal activity?

  martjc 16:15 22 Feb 2006

...but the missus does. Should I get an exorcist on to the case???

  martjc 16:53 22 Feb 2006 you think there may be any other reason for this?

  originalmiscellany 16:55 22 Feb 2006

norton ghost on that computer recently?

  mattyc_92 17:03 22 Feb 2006

Sounds like either a) both drives have been closed incorrectly and the heat of the room was just a co-incidence (sorry about spelling) or b) you have 2 "dodgy" drives

  martjc 17:28 22 Feb 2006

...I always use the correct button press method.

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