my cd drive won't open!

December 20, 2005 at 09:03:10
Specs: windows me vaio, 112 mb

i need help! i was trying to upgrade my comp with a windows xp upgrade disk, but then in the installation it showed that some of the files on the disk were currupted! so i cancelled the installation and restarted me comp, now my computer gives off this weird smell, like somethiing is burning or something and my cd drive won't even open anymore! this has never happened before, plz help me guys!


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#1
December 20, 2005 at 09:51:20

Hey try Saving this as cdopen.vbs and then run it, it should open your cd draw

Dim WMP: Set WMP = CreateObject("WMPlayer.ocx")
Dim colCDROMS: Set colCDROMS = WMP.CDROMCollection

If colCDROMS.Count > -1 Then
For i = 0 to colCDROMS.Count - 1
colCDROMS.Item(i).Eject
Next
End If


Ignorance is Bliss but Knowledge is Power


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#2
December 20, 2005 at 14:31:06

If the drive won't open when the computer is starting and still in the POST/ bios stage, some program "to open it" won't do any good, and anytime you smell bad things, it's a bad sign.

Most drives have a small hole for a paper clip.......

With the power OFF repeat POWER OFF GENTLY insert the paper clip until the drive tray starts to move open.


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#3
December 20, 2005 at 17:52:08

could u plz tell me how to do this paper clip thing, i might need to do this, thanks

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#4
December 21, 2005 at 18:25:17

Stick it in the little hole on the front of CDROM and push gently until tray starts to open.

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#5
December 22, 2005 at 08:13:03

If the drive won't open when the computer is starting and still in the POST/ bios stage, some program "to open it" won't do any good, and anytime you smell bad things, it's a bad sign.
Most drives have a small hole for a paper clip.......

With the power OFF repeat POWER OFF GENTLY insert the paper clip until the drive tray starts to move open.


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#6
December 23, 2005 at 08:39:25

So, is it open, yet?

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#7
December 23, 2005 at 12:40:24

no i can't find anything! please help me guys, uhmm i'll take a pic and can u guys point out where the hole is? email me or add me on msn Josh_Valenzuela_@hotmail.com

thanks!


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#8
December 23, 2005 at 17:15:39

As everyone else have seen it's a very SMALL hole SOMEWHERE underneath the CD tray. I have a CD-ROM and a CD-RW drive, and they BOTH have a very TINY hole below the tray. Here is a pic to illustrate what we all mean.
http://www.planetquake.com/polycount/cottages/iwow/CES_Log/Photo_Log/CES_Log01/Broken_CD_Drive02.jpg

Look exactly to the immedite left of the eject button there is a little hole next to it. It's between the eject button and the COMPACT DISK logo thing. Stick a paperclip (bend it straight) and stick it in the hole gently and the drive should open up and you can remove the disk.

Faris,


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#9
December 24, 2005 at 20:14:12

tthere we go thanks for the major info! but it still doesn't solve my problem =[, i don't have a hole in my cd drive =[

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#10
December 26, 2005 at 18:08:44

my bad my bad, thanks guys! i got it, but my cd drive is loose and everything and i can take out the cd that was in the tray, but my cd drive still won't open and close when i press the eject button :S plz help!

thanks guys! =]


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#11
December 30, 2005 at 06:06:55

Do you know Josh C. or Dragon?Oh Well,CD-Roms can be picked up dirt cheap nowadays>I would just replace it.That would be your easiest and most economical endeavor.Best 0f Luck!!

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#12
December 30, 2005 at 11:46:20

Hi, I'm Having a very similar problem. The only differance is I haven't done anything bad like the original poster so there isn;t a disk trapped and there is no funny smell. Still, The Drive wont ioen. When I press eject it just whirs like its opening, but nothing happens and after a moment it clicks and stops whiring. I tried the paper clip thing, but to no avail. Please help me if you can.

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#13
December 30, 2005 at 11:46:56

Sorry, managed it!

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#14
December 30, 2005 at 12:33:32

Good go!J.C.U.

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