Home Forums Tech Helproom Disc Drive Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Disc Drive 918 14:31 07 Dec 2012 Locked A quick Q on my disc drive,the only way i can open it is with the old paper clip trick,now and again it will open but not the often.... Now is it the disc drive thats faulty,or what....Cheers 918..,;-)) Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:55 07 Dec 2012 Can be caused by a loose data cable - check fully inserted at the drive and motherboard. Some software players / burners lock the drive and you need to click on the players eject button in software as the hardware button is locked out. 918 17:43 07 Dec 2012 Some software players / burners lock the drive and you need to click on the players eject button in software as the hardware button is locked out. Read more: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/tech-helproom/4192368/disc-drive/?pn=1#ixzz2EOB5qvRl It works ok now and again,so would the above still apply,if so ow do i go about finding the " eject button in the software" Cheers 918..,;-/ Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:41 07 Dec 2012 Yes a loose cable will cause intermittent failure. open up "My Computer", right click on the DVD drive, and choose eject. woodchip 22:03 07 Dec 2012 Just right Click the Drive and click on Eject 918 14:43 15 Dec 2012 Now sorted with a new rubber band ,;-)) Thanks for your replys..,;-)) This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.