CD-ROM Door won't open

Sony / Pcv2220
January 6, 2009 at 10:07:40
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium(R)4 504MB
My desktop's CD-ROM door won't open via button. Reads disc that is stuck inside. Green light flashes inside door when button is pushed, but drawer won't open. Thanks for any advise!

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#1
January 6, 2009 at 10:27:31
Look for a small hole somewhere on the front of the drive. Straighten a paper CLIP of the right size, insert it in the hole until it makes contact, then push...the drawer *should* open.

http://www.bay-wolf.com/cdrom/Paper...

EDIT: added CLIP as per OtheHill


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#2
January 6, 2009 at 11:01:29
jam's suggestion should work. If it doesn't reboot. If that still doesn't work, open the case and reseat the CD drive.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#3
January 6, 2009 at 12:29:02
As per #1, that is a PAPER CLIP.

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#4
January 6, 2009 at 16:09:24
odds are the mechanics in the drive are just dying, and there's not much you can do to revive it.

good thing optical drives are like, $20.


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#5
January 7, 2009 at 12:53:53
You may find a paper clip is not strong enough for the task as the metal can be quite soft.

I use the thickest needle or watchmakers screwdriver that will fit in the hole.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.


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#6
January 7, 2009 at 15:26:09
Thanks JAM, JeniferSUMN, OtheHill,UpandComing, and
MikeNewcomb.
Appreciate the quick response.
Got the drawer open via thin wire and screwdriver (door wouldn't "pop" open). Closed again and sthe same thing happened. Guess you're right, mech.'s shot. Any recommendations on best site to buy a replacement, and any ones better than others?
Thanks again, I have a more challenging question I would apprec some help with. I'll post it after dinner and a cocktail!

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#7
January 7, 2009 at 16:39:02
I buy almost all my hardware at newegg.com.

The link below seems to be the only Beige IDE they have listed.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

The link below is for all the Burners they have. You most likely need IDE as opposed to SATA. Post back with your choice before buying.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCate...



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#8
January 7, 2009 at 17:17:50
It could just be that the drive shifted in the bay, losing contact, and making it impossible for the drive to open when you push the button to open. Open the case and reseat the drive, making sure it's pushed as far forward as possible.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#9
February 10, 2009 at 00:12:35
How exactly do you reseat the cd-rom drive?

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