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Old 05-23-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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my CD drive will not open, i really don't know what to try. I've already tried pushing a paperclip into the hole in the front. When i just press the button it just makes a really weird computer noise. I've also tried changing the cables. Any other suggestions? Thanks in advance
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:49 PM   #2
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Is the light on the front of the drive on? Is it recognized properly in the BIOS and Device Manager?

You could try deleting the upper and lower filters. This will tell you how: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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1. Yes it turns on when i try to open it 2. It probably is, it just started not opening a few days ago.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:51 PM   #4
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Its your Power-supply.

Check that.
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No, it's not his power supply.

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Old 05-23-2009, 09:57 PM   #6
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Any other suggestions?
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did what AR posted work?
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If the filter trick didn't help, you've tried different cables. . .

Is the data cable connected correctly? Sometimes they are easy to get crosed up since many CDROMs don't have keyed connectors.
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Actually I think there might be something physically blocking it because it sounds like something is pushing against another thing or something of that sort.
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Is there a cd in it?

If it doesn't open when you push a paperclip in the hole chances are there is something physically wrong with the drive.
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