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myles on January 23, 2004
CD-R tray wont open or close

Ever since I bumped into my CD ROM disc tray my drive wont open or close and every time i try opening nero it says COM/OLE errors make sure ROM is installed.but I know its installed and I think it has power cause when I open the tray with a knife when i push the button for it to close the green light blinks but does not close so please help since Im desperate
Elvera on July 19, 2004
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

I would like to use a CD and the tray will not open.
Thank you
Demaia on September 8, 2004
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

if you want to open your cd-drive without the button on the drive you could try this:

get a peperclip make sure it's a straight line.
then somewhere on the drive you will see a tiny hole just alrge enough for you paperclip to pass through.
then you just have to puss a little and voila it opens
Annette on October 10, 2004
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

My cd tray will not stay closed, any suggestions?
carla on October 30, 2004
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

i dont want the tray to break. i tried minimal force but i am afraid that it will break.the green light goes on and it clicks as though it opens but it just wont open.
any help would be great. thanks, carla
nick on November 4, 2004
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

a little more info on the paperclip for me plz
ben on December 17, 2004
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

is there anything to do with a broken motor on my cd tray besides buy a new one
robert j. fornadley on January 2, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

I have 2 drives.

I have a cd in the bottom drive and it won't open

There is no hole for a paper clip

The top drive door opens and closes ok
Jeff on January 2, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

my cd trays wonty open, i can use a paper clip to open them, but they still dont work. they will open and close b4 windows loads up, but once it does, they stop working...
jim on January 3, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

Perhaps no one has responded to your query
robert J. Fornadley on January 3, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

Your email said Jeff posted a reply for me on the site you specified but I don't see any reply to me at that site

How do I find it?
Albert on January 11, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

When I check my CD drive is working fine. But the green light wont turn on and it wont open or close.
mj on April 28, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

My cd drive tray will not remain closed. When I place a cd in the tray and close, it pops open again.
Ric on May 18, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

I have just had a cd explode and jammed my cd drive open when it ejected. In order to close it I followed these steps:

1. Remove drive and then cover (this will usually make the warrenty void)

2. check that all the gears are not jammed (you may be able to move the tray a little and see the gears turn.

3. If you look to the left on the underside of the tray there should be two flanges that snake in parallel with the front of the drive near the end of the tray. Now look into the drive to the left and under the tray and look for a lever connected to the component that moves the disc motor and laser up into position. This lever should run inbetween the flanges on the tray.

4. If this is the case then you have to remove the tray from the drive. (mine had two teath stopping it but they can be pushed back with a screw driver)

5. move the lever into position so when you slide the tray back in it goes in the slot on the tray.

6. Assemble the case and test the drive!

Notes: you may have to remove the plate with the disc motor on to get the tray out or force the tray out while holding the plate down. The gears don't need to be aligned and the band to the tray motor doesn't need to be taken off.

Hope this helped.
Anne on June 24, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

1. My CD tray will not open. I have a CD in it.
2. When my CD tray was working, all i wanted to do was copy the files that I had copied from my laptop computer onto this disk and to transfer all of the contents into my office desktop computer. The CD contains several images.
Ray on June 28, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

Okay, so I used the paperclip, pushed it through the hole, the cd tray came out, I got my CD back... BUT THE TRAY WON"T OPEN AND CLOSE NORMALLY. It's like the button is broken or something, but it's not! Anyone got any ideas?
Jazzy on July 10, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

I Try to use my cd burner but the tray wont open
mary on August 29, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

There is no hole for a paperclip to unjam my computer CD door - any other ideas?
Sai on October 1, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

Ric's notes helped me troubleshoot the drive jam. I been working about an hour unsucessfully when i came upon Ric's note and it took me a minute then

Thanks Man,
Sai
Wayne on October 5, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

I accidentally bumped into my cd tray while it was open and now it wont close properly. I tried prying it open but now it stays open and does not half close like it did before. Is there anyway to fix it
Granny on October 6, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

cd tray won't open. Button will press in, light won't come on, tray won't open.......Help! I have a dvd tray above it. It works.....
elise on October 18, 2005
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yea i have a burned music cd in the cd tray and i tried the paper clip...and it just kept reading my cd and then the light would go out again..what do i do???
thurein on November 16, 2005
CD-R tray always tray out

dear technician

i want to know why is my cd-r drive always tray out when i insert any cd

regards
thurein
Cheeky on November 19, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

i was readin these posts tonight cus my dvd/video combo tray has stayed open for a few months now. My daughter originally put hair slides in there and her dad had tried hookin them out. I removed the case and found one hiding hair slide however the tray would respond to open but not follow though with close or load.
I was checking the alignment of the tray and what it connects to for the last 3 hours.
When its fully inside forcably was the only way to get it in, i held the drive tray and squeezed against the part underneath . This miraculously seemed to be the thing that worked. I tested after this little manouver and it opens, closes and loads and plays as new.
now my only problem is how to fix on the door hatch that seals the tray. Seems a part has broken off when they removed the hair clips ! annoyin but at least it works again.
hope this helps someone lol
Aleksandra Petrovic on December 29, 2005
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

My light blinks but it won't open. Also I put the paperclip in but nothing happens.
Ch33ky on January 2, 2006
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

the only thing id say is if u cant find or afford anyone to do it for u and u hav no warrantly then ull hav to take it apart urself and check the alignment.
this is normally the main reason is the tray has been knocked while open the alignment cudt be out either sideways or vertically.
good luck
Russekk on January 5, 2006
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if you cant find a hole below your cd tray: UR NOT LOOKING HARD ENOUGH! its a tiny, tiny hole BENEATH the disk drive and with an unravelled paper clip stuck in it, it should open easily.
omar on February 4, 2006
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

my cd burner tray wont open...i press the button and not even the light goes on...please help
email me to red_spades90@yahoo.com
Dazza on February 9, 2006
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

My cd/rom tray would not close and would always pop out again...the led light was working fine too so it wasn't a power problem.

A short-term fix to at least read your cd's on your computer is to hold the tray closed whilst pressing the eject button. The tray should remain closed and yuor computer will read the cd.

Long term, get it to a shop to look at it or buy another drive.
pamela on February 14, 2006
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how do i set the settings to play my cd the door wont open and the green light dosent light up thereis power there sometime it lights up i need my imput and output settings set could you tell me how to do this i have ' ie windows 98. thank you . would like to listen to my cd,s.
Mark on March 2, 2006
RE: Every CD wont load/read or tray wont open

Last week had no problems at all. The computer is never moved. So there have been no knocks to my CD tray or likewise. The last CD that was not a problem was AOL 5. Since then have not been able to load any CD. Also once a CD is in the tray, the only way I have been able to get it out. Is to restart then hit the eject button. Can anyone help me please?
smallz on March 7, 2006
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My Cd Burner Broke Cuz My Knee hit The tray and it cant go bak in 1 side is tiltin down and da other side is fine and i try pressin da button but it dun work help plz
Simon on March 19, 2006
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this place is awesome....i wudve never thought of sticking a paperclip in the whole!! THANKS A BUNCH!!
Sk8ter111 on March 19, 2006
CD-R tray wont open or close

when i push the eject button on the cd drive the tray will not open.

when i put it in abother cpu it works fine

i know quite a bit about computers in general, but i have no idea what is wrong.



Thank You.
hamed66 on March 21, 2006
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

I have a different problem.

When the CD drive is empty, the tray not opening except by the paper clip. But when a CD is inserted, the tray can be opened or closed normally with the eject button.

Anyone has explanation for this?

Thanks.
Jenjen on March 23, 2006
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

Hi, I bumped my cdr disk and now it won't open. I tried the paperclip idea which worked on my dvd drive thats above fine. But nothing happened when trying it on the cdr drive. When pushing eject you can hear it trying to work and see the light but I think the cd that's in there might be jammed. What should I do? I am a novice at repairs but really dont want to drop it off at one of the chain stores just so they can drop a new drive in it. Thanks!
michelle on April 1, 2006
CD-R tray

I pulled a CD out of my computer when it got jammed behind the tray. Now my CD-R tray door won't remain closed. What can I do?
Lee on April 6, 2006
RE: CD- tray wont stay closed

What to do when a cd-tray on a dell computer won't stay closed? It closes, but it won't stay closed, after about 7 sec. it reopens itself
ifthiswereabottle on April 7, 2006
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

To Lee

http://forums.us.dell.com/supportforums/search?board_id=dim_cdrom&submitted=true&q=drive+won%27t+stay+closed

DD8200 user
April on April 13, 2006
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I am looking to install the sims 2 onto my computer. The CD got stck. I did the paper clip thing, it opened but wouldnt close, well it closed but nothing happened. PLease hellp me and give me some advice.


April
Dom on January 11, 2007
RE: CD-R tray wont open

Hey, i have had the same problem. When i try to eject the disc tray on my laptop, it just makes a noise but the disc tray does not eject. Could you tell me what the problem might be? WB ASAP thanks, Dom.
raquel on February 20, 2007
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OMG im an idiot, my fone fell on the open DVD burner tray, i tried to fix it but pulled it straight out, can it go back in, is it possible, OMG what should I do, its my housemates computer and they're away til tomorrow night

pleeeeeeeease help me im panicking and distressed!

Raquel
RZA on March 10, 2007
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I tried oppenning my cd-r w/ a paper clip and it worked...but now da cd-r won't open N close normally...what is wrong with it... can some one explain to me plz...

email to:

Mizta_Pacalips@yahoo.com
Beckey Hern on April 11, 2007
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Ok heres my problem. My cd drive will not open, or respond and my light stays on sometimes the light is green other times red. I have a cd in the drive. I have no idea whats goin on but I have spent hours trying to figure it out. I haven't tried the paper clip thing but i don't see anyway to get it in.
Horacio Valera on May 19, 2007
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

If you want to disassemble your drive to fix this problem here are some great instructions I found online.

http://www.overclockers.com/tips1094/
Barbara on August 16, 2007
CD tray sticks

My CD tray sticks. When it finally ejects it sticks open and you can lightly tap it and it closes, but it immediately opens again and then it closes and opens continuously.
bez on October 6, 2007
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

cd-rw tray has jammed it only closes halfway and then jams i was playing a cd and it made a right racket can someone help with an easy fix thanks
evie on October 17, 2007
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

I've tried the paper clip but it still wont open. Any ideas on what to try next? I'm not very computer literate.
nb on October 17, 2007
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

When you push the tray open/close button, if the tray will not open/close, it means there is a tray mis alignment or jam. you can open the tray using a paper clip and need to get it repaired.

nb.


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JoJo on November 21, 2007
RE: CD-R tray wont open or close

My Computer Disk Tray Wont Open, When i press the button, it wont flash and it makes like an opening sound??? its like its tring to open ...

W.B. A.S.A.P. REALLY DESPRITE NEED OF OPENING DISK TRAY BUT WONT OPEN
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