DVD/CD drive wont open!

September 16, 2010 at 11:40:03
Specs: Windows XP
I have a Hp desktop, and it wont open even with a paper clip, it does try to open but fails

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September 16, 2010 at 12:19:57
The paperclip method usually directly pushes against the plastic drive gear to manually move it. Sometimes you have to push it pretty far in. Also, the PC should be shut off when you're doing it. Not because there's any electrical danger but because an active cdrom may try to close the tray as soon as it senses it's not completely closed.

When optical devices start doing that it's usually best to just replace them. Check here:


for a general discussion of that and my link in # 5,

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