Solved cd rom tray not opening normal

February 10, 2012 at 06:26:24
Specs: Windows XP
hp a250n, xp, ATAPI cd rom 48 x, tray will not open. When using the paper clip the tray acts if its trying to pull its self in, I have to get finger nails in on the side and pull the tray out. After the tray is out and a disc is inserted the tray opens and closes normal, If I leave a disc in the tray it will open and close as normal any time by the manual push button and or the eject button under my computer, and a right click, drop down and selecting eject

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February 10, 2012 at 07:14:10
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I've had that problem before with a couple of older drives. For the time being, I suggest you just leave a disk in the drive at all times. Other than that, replace the drive. If it's a 48X CD drive, it's probably quite old. You should be able to pick up a DVD burner for under $25. For example:

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February 10, 2012 at 07:21:10
thanks and yes its a older unit a 2002, to be honest i belive one of the kids pushed the tray closed insyead of useing the button and jumped a tooth or two one the racking system

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