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Kelly on December 29, 2003
CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

First thank god I ran into your site about the missing hardware and the the removal of registry. Worked great. Well after removing them, and rebooting, I burned 2 cd's now, neither my DVD nor my CD-RW will open or close their doors automatically. I have to use a hair pin to stick in the hole and manually open them. Whether there is a disk in there or not.

Any suggestions? Getting pretty frustrated, can't purchase new drives, and have to burn some important stuff by Saturday. If I put a CD R or RW, and manually close the door, it will constantly ask for a disk in "D". And there is already one in there or I can't get it to closed for it to read, b/c it will get stuck.

Thank you for your time and prompt assistance in this vital matter.

Kelly
kcpooh66@hotpop.com
Eric Georgieff on December 29, 2003
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Kelly,

It may be possible that your drives are not receiving any power. Are any of the LEDs at the front of your drive on at any time? If not, then it is almost certain that your drives have become disconnected from your motherboard.

If this is the case, just open up your computer and make sure that there are at least 2 cables going to each of your drives and that the power cable (which should have white ends with 4 pins) is indeed connected to your drive on one end and your power supply on the other end.

Eric Georgieff
Ray on May 12, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.openin

i am having the same problem....but doubt that's the case for not connecting the cd drive...as she has mentioned...she can burn cds and play cds while the tray cannot be open automatically..can a cd rom run without power????

And actually, my problem is abit different....i can hardly close one of my cd/rw, when i close it, it will go in and 1 sec later, it comes out agian.
Mindy on July 7, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

I have the same problem as Ray kind of . . .
The only way to close mine is to shut down the computer and then push the door closed. I'm sure this is very poor for the computer, but I don't know what else to do. And I can't even get a disk in to do anything with it, the door will open but it won't go closed without shut down and force.

Please Help me!
Jan on July 9, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening


I bumped my open CD Rom door with my knee and now it won't close. I can manually pull it out, but it refuses to go back in the last 1". Any suggestions outside of purchasing a new one?
Jan on July 12, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Check out this site. It solved my problems.
http://home.att.net/~t.f.cook/tc2.htm
Steve on July 20, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door

When WIndows (2000) initiates my CD Rom bay door openes and closes several times then remains open!
Must be a virus of sorts, but I can't seem to figure it out? Any suggestions?
stan on August 16, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

the cd rom door will not open. i want to install my scanner but need to put the cd in to get the instructions . HELP
Panther on August 22, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

I had to do an emergency eject on my SW-9581 DVD-RW drive and now it won't open close or read discs...the lights are on so it is getting power.
Thanks in advance :)
Eric on August 26, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.openin

I'm having a problem along the lines that I can open my CDROM and DVD drive before Windows starts up, but as soon as Windows starts up they wont respond at all and I can't access anything in them....any help would be appreciated.
Vanessa Harris on September 15, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Im having the same problem. i have checked the cables inside the computer......they are all connected what else could be the problem......please help me.

thank you in advance for your help
vanessa
Ron on September 30, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

My C-D rom door wouldn't open so I pulled it out and now it won't shut all the way. It lacks about 1/2 inch to an inch. Please advise me as to what I can do.
Brett on October 16, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

My cd drive wont open i have a disc stuck inside and the icon of the drive is missing from My Computer and the light on the front of the tower doesnt go on help me please.

Brett
Bretskie580@hotmail.com
crynay on November 7, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

My RW-CD won't open or close with out assistance and even if I get it open it won't recognize a blank disc or a professional imprinted disc. I have Adaptec easy Cd creator 3.5, which I don't think is supported any more
Jon on November 16, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

I played around with a paper clip in the hole.. but ultimately what worked was unpluggin and pluggin back in the power supply to the cd rom. Now my cd rom opens when i tell it too... that'll teach it.
noel on November 29, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

My cd rom wont open or close but the flash indicator work and my cd rom wont read the file . how can i fix it plz help me, plz send me a email in my email address
Monika Molina on December 17, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open

I have a DVD-RW which is Drive "E" and a CD ROM drive which is Drive "F". The upper one "E" opens and closes just fine, but when I put a CD in it it won't do anything. The bottom one, DRive "F" I was just using. I formatted two CDs, o,k. when I put a third disk in it to format, nothing happend. When I tried to open the door it won't open any more. I have shut my computer off and on several times, but it will not respond. Can somebody help me, please.

Monika
Sham on December 18, 2004
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

My CD Rom door will not close. I put a CD in and the Laptop could not read the cd. I push the button manually to eject the cd. I push the cd-rom door close again and now it will not close. Any suggestion on why the cd-rom door will not close? Anyway that I can fix this problem or is it just a faulty CD-rom?
gini on January 6, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

have hp brand new (powerful thing) a disk in
the dvd-rom door (which has a lable i put on it myself)
and it will not eject nor can will
drive E read the disk. Please help
thanks gini
Guy on January 11, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

I have to manually open and close my drive. When I manually close it with a CD in the drive, it doesnt even read the CD. The LED light wont turn on, yet when I go to the device manager, it says it's working fine.
Bobbi on January 12, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Hi
I have the same problems on many new machines. It works fine with music cds but I put in a cd, burn files to it, take it out, put it back in, read from it, close the files, try to eject the CD and the cd drawer won't open. I use a paper clip to open the drawer and get the cd out.

If I go into My Computer at that point, the CD drive still shows all the files that were on the cd...like it's still in there.I have to shut down the computer, unplug the power, plug it back in and power it up.

As I said, this is on all of our new Dell PC's. Strange problem...with no apparent fix out there.

I did try replacing the drive with a CDRW and it worked fine. These drives that are having the problems are DVD players and CDRW drives.

Any one have any ideas?
Sahar on February 17, 2005
RE: CD Rom door hangs

hi when i connect my CD ROM it keeps opening and closing without stopping and then halts the computer also the HDD connected with the same data cable can't be recognized.
Note:the problem is not with the cable.
Ian on March 10, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.openin

my cdrom won't open without a disc inside it. i got to manage it by always keeping a disc inside but yesterday i accidentally closed it without a cd. now it won't open. any help?
Robin on March 11, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Ian, u can Use a paper clip, and push it in the small tinny whole from the front of the cd Rom.
(While the computer is turned off)...

and put a Cd in it. the other part needs a technicien, to open it up and fix some stuff in it...
Robin on March 11, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door Hangs


Mar7aba Sahar.

i guess ur problem is related to the IDE Slot On the Motherboard... Try switching between the cables on the Motherboard slot... i guess won't make much good if it's Problematic.
Just to be sure, if u have a friend, get his CD-Rom and try it on ur PC.. or Ur CD-Rom on his/her Pc... to remove the doubts that it's from the CD-Rom.

It hasn't been much help though... but, at least I'm trying... :P
Dakshin on March 11, 2005
CD Rom Door opens automatically every time


When WIndows (2000) initiates my CD Rom bay door openes and closes several times then remains open!
figure it out? Any suggestions?
nadia on March 17, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

i put in a cd with music down loaded on it, it worked fine but then it stopped reading the cd i went to edit and then clicked on Eject it opened, i put another cd in with my work n now i cant take it out
help me please ive got deadlines to meet :(
Robin on March 20, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Hi there Nadia...

U'll have to use a Hairpin or something which is strong and fits in the small Hole of the cd Rom...

and push it in (the pc MUST be turned off) u'll notice that the rack opens a bit, pull it out with ur hand... take out ur cd... and puch it back in...

then turn onn ur pc...

if the cd-rom rack opens normally afterwords, U'r lucky... if not, U'll need to take it to a technicien... there must be something from within, either they'ss fix it or u'll buy a new CD-Rom which is about 25 or 30$...

Good Luck Nadia ... or should i say 7azzan sa3iidan ? :P
later...
Bill on April 8, 2005
RE: CD STUCK HELP!

I have a mac laptop, and i put a cd in it and it got stuck. Ne tips on how to get it out its kinda hard....should i use a magnet maybe that will help?
kas on April 21, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

i put in my sons cd and it froze. tried to ctrl/alt/delete but no such luck so i just turned it off manually which i know isnt good. when i turned it back on i clicked onto his game again (since the cd is still in there) and now it wont open. Its done this before and usually rebotting helps but ive tried twice already. any suggestions on how to get it open? ppl keep talking about a hole and paperclip but i see no such hole on my drive. thanks
Kevin on April 25, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Hello, I have a brand new Dell Xp home edition and I am having the same problems as you. My DVD drawer will not close. I have tried turning it off than turning it back on but then about five minutes later it opens. It does have power because the yellow LED it on. The drive also does not read blank cd-roms. When I do manage to put a blank disk in the drive and close it for a couple minutes I tried burning a disk. When I try to begin the burn it says please insert a blank disk and try again, then the drawer opens. I have looked at many tech. websites without finding a solution, please help me!
crazy_eye on April 26, 2005
anyone got schematic diagram of cd-rom?

anyone got schematic diagram of a cd-rom??
Bettz on May 4, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.openin

I have the same problem as many others here. All the lights light up but the cd rom door won't open. At times it was slow and then it got worse and now it won't open at all. I've tried blowing it out with canned air but that doesn't help.
gayle on May 4, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

please, help me, i've got a dvd in and it want come out, please. can you, help me?!!!!!!!
Ellen on May 6, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Please advise me of what I should do. My cd rom drawer will not open. It has power and tries to open but it sounds like it is hanging up somewhere. Thank You
gayle on May 6, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

it's been 2 days, since i've emailed you my question. but, luckily since it's taken you that long of a time to answer my ???? i've fortuantley, already fixed it!!!!!!! thanks!!
Bettz on May 6, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.openin

Hey Gayle, tell me HOW .......Please !

Bettz
Tshira on May 7, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

I have a Philips CDD4801 CD-R/RW driver. I am using a Compaq Presario 5000 model. The driver opens and closes constantly and causes my computer to freeze. I tried to disable this device using the device manager. It's like it's possessed. How do I fix this annoying problem?
Ellen L. Schirmer on May 8, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

I still have the same problem with my cd rom. Does anyone have a solution? It still won't open.
LP on May 16, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.openin

Many of these problems with the drive opening randomly when the computer starts up is most likely a firmware problem. If you own a dell, they may very well have a download for you. FLASH THE FIRMWARE IN YOUR DRIVE. You will need to find the specific model of the drive. Do this by opening the case and taking the model / part numbers directly off the cd drive.

If anyone has any other suggestions, let me know. The problem I'm running into is that my drive won't open unless I reboot the machine. After a while the drive stops opening. You can still read stuff from the disk that's in it, but you can't change disks.
LP on May 17, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Thank you for the information. I can open it with a small needle.
Ellen
Sam on May 23, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.openin

I buy new Asus DVD-RW DRW-1608P. After I set to my PC, it won't open/close or read discs... Is this a failed product or what should I done to fix it up.
syllove on May 23, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Same problem with Home Stereo unit - not computer. Everything powers up and lights up. Message display = CD TRAY EJECTED, but trays not open. HELP!!!!!!
Manuel Trujillo on May 25, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

once I open the cd rom it will not close I have to turn the power of to close it. also it will not read the cd if I press it in. is it possible that the device is not receiving power. it start doing this after I install a second drive
Web-Star62 on May 28, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

I have a Sony and have "ripped" the DVD R/W and CD drives out of the PC. Put disc in DVD R/W and the dang thing swallowed it whole. Short of pouring castor oil in it to make it up-chuck, I disabled it and took it out of the PC and then went off hopefully to find a manual way of opening it to retrieve my CD! The light was flashing but going through MyComputer, the CD would not be recognized. Since I'm not lucky enough to have one of those paper clip holes; perhaps someone has an alternate method?!??! Any and all help appreciated for sure! Thanks!!
sandi on June 8, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

My CD Rom door won't open
moses nicodemus on June 18, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

Message:
My cd drive wont open i have a disc stuck inside and the icon of the drive is missing from My Computer and the light on the front of the tower doesnt go on help me please
Moses Nicodemus on June 22, 2005
RE: CD Rom Door won't open or close w/o man.opening

hello,
on your Silicon guide technical questions and answers, i dont see any answers. where can i find the answers. please let me know.

thank you
m nicodemus
Adam on June 30, 2005
Stuck open DVD-Rom drive

I had just got done using my dvd drive, and I ejected my cd. Then the drive would not close. Windows doesn't even recognize the drive any more. What can I do and what happened?
Thanks,
Adam
Melody on July 2, 2005
my Cd tray will not open what is wrong

Cd tray will not open had no prob.before but will not eject. Can someone help me? What is wrong?
It is a Dell 2000XP
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