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    My dvd drive will not open

    My dvd drive will not open, I looked for the little hole that ppl have said that you could stick a paper clip in. It does not have one. Can someone help

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    Re: My dvd drive will not open

    What DVD drive is it? Make and model?

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    Re: My dvd drive will not open

    Have you tried opening it by right-clicking on the drive in My Computer and selecting Eject. I was amazed when I first found out you could do this

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    Re: My dvd drive will not open

    If the drive's onboard controller becomes really confused you may need to force a reset by turning the whole machine off for a minute and rebooting.

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    Re: My dvd drive will not open

    umm, it should have one, if not perhaps you will need to take the faceplate off. do not try to force it, it locks in place and will destroy the drive....

    it could be a snapped drive pulley elastic band... in which case you will have to disassemble the entire drive to replace it

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    Re: My dvd drive will not open

    There should be a little hole; a [straightened] paper clip poked in to it is a sort of 'emergency' method.
    As for My Computer-Eject, yes it works, but I almost forgot to open the door on the case! Bit careless, but I blame the beer.
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    Re: My dvd drive will not open

    I can't say I've ever seen a drive sans hole. But if you're sure there isn't one then I'd take the drive out of my PC and find a screwdriver.

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    Re: My dvd drive will not open

    Thanks Guys,
    I found the hole after I took the thing apart. As far as the eject on my computer it doesn't work(locks the computer up). I did see that the drive does not show a loc in the prop screen? I belive that the drive is shot. But if you have anymore ideas please help me out before I buy a new one. I will check the band in it to. Once again thanks for the help. Lwazugo98 P.S I belive it's a pioneer DVD-117r
    Last edited by lwazugo98; 22-10-2007 at 08:15 PM. Reason: Left something out

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