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Old 05-24-2009, 12:49 AM   #11
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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.
That could be, I have a DVD drive on one of my computers that does just what you describe. Usually, in my case, the drive will open after a few trys. If not the paperclip method works.

When you tried the paperclip did it just refuse to move? Can you describe it? If I remember correctly the paperclip must go in straight so that it catchs the teeth of a little plastic gear and turns it opening the drive.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:01 PM   #12
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When I put the paper clip in nothing happens, no noise or anything. I know for a fact that there is no CD in because right before if stopped working I was trying to change disks and I only got the disk out before it stopped working.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:07 PM   #13
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sounds like u have a broken drive band probably or a busted gear.

did you by chance recently get mad at ur computer and slam ur drive closed really fast? lol
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:56 PM   #14
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When I put the paper clip in nothing happens, no noise or anything. I know for a fact that there is no CD in because right before if stopped working I was trying to change disks and I only got the disk out before it stopped working.
You don't feel any resistance with the paperclip? Normally, the paperclip will go in so far then you meet some resistance, a gentle push from there and the drive opens about a half inch.
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OK, so assuming my CD drive is totally busted I have a few old IDE drives, do you think they'd work with my mobo?

EDIT: Yes there is resistance, but when i push harder nothing happens.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:14 PM   #16
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OK, so assuming my CD drive is totally busted I have a few old IDE drives, do you think they'd work with my mobo?

EDIT: Yes there is resistance, but when i push harder nothing happens.
Sounds like it is stuck.

As long a the CD drive is IDE and your Motherboard has an IDE port for it there should be no problem.
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Alright, thanks!
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