|So the burner isn't showing up in 'my computer'? Well it may have gone bad. But start up the computer and start tapping the PAUSE/BREAK key to stop the posting process. Then since nothing is going on to interfere with the burner, see if the open/close button works now. If not the drive must be bad or maybe its power connector is loose or the contacts are flared out and not making a good connection.|
To remove the cd, there is often a small hole on the front of the cdrom. You can straighten out a paperclip and push it in to manually force the gears to move and open the tray. Do it with the power off as the motor might engage and immediately close the tray. In any case, if you have to use the paperclip to open it, the burner is probably bad anyway.
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