cd drive tray stuck open

May 1, 2005 at 23:38:12
Specs: windows xp, pent.four, 1 gig

my cd drive tray is stuck open, could anyone tell me how to close it, its pulled out and now wont go back in. I'm sure that there is a release button or something that enables the tray to slide back in. thanks

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May 2, 2005 at 01:39:32

Have you tried turning the power off and back on? There is no "Release" button that keeps the tray open. If it is jammed open then it's broken.

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May 2, 2005 at 05:31:35

Also, is the tray misaligned? If it is, you can pull it completely out of the CD-ROM and then line it up straight and push it back onto the tracks and close it.

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May 2, 2005 at 11:17:46

Is the tray locked open? Sounds like the drive may be physically broken - possibly one of the little plastic gears is jammed, in which case you may have to replace the unit. At today's prices, that's not a big investment.

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