The drawer of my CD writer won't open. Get a "clunk" from it when I try both with button and with eject command when usingthe properties in "My Computer" but it does not open.Am I going to be buying a new writer or can it be fixed?Many thanks
on the front of the CD drawer the is a small hole. Use a straightened paper clip to push into the hole and the drawer should open
geeza is right in his advice, but the tray may be locked by software which is running.For instance InCD or other re-writer software may be locking it.With luck the steady shove with a paperclip will release the mechanical lock, and then you can gently pull the tray out.
Try, Start/My Computer, right click on CD R drive and click eject.
Sorry liblob, didn't read your post properly, no excuses just carelessness ;-(
Daughter in law had same,just clunking.I removed drive,removed cover,with drawer open pulled gently in all directions & lubed anything moving (carefully).Works fine.
Just a word of warning. Never use the pin to open a CD/DVD drive or rewriter unless the system is switched off.This is for (what should be obvious) safety reasons.
Thanks guys, will try your suggestions
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