Home Forums Tech Helproom Optical Drive Needs Two presses To Open Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Optical Drive Needs Two presses To Open Gummomarx 01:14 26 Nov 2016 Locked One of my drives is acting up. Not only does it take two presses to open, at the end of a burn, it tries to open but fails and then I have to press the button. Any ideas, apart from replacing the drive (if it is the drive that's causing it)? mole44 04:50 26 Nov 2016 Uninstall the cd drives drivers then restart your machine that should let it reinstall the drivers and hopefully should solve your problem. Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:18 26 Nov 2016 Hopefully mole44's answer will work, also worth checking the connection cables are tight on the unit and motherboard as a loose cable may cause the problem. but it sounds as if the tray mechanism may be jamming. Gummomarx 14:44 26 Nov 2016 I've done all that, comrades - no joy however. Looks like I need a new drive. Thanks for your suggestions. mole44 05:46 29 Nov 2016 we win some we loose some This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.