My CD-ROM drive tray won't open.

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  1. StephenA

    StephenA Screenwriter

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    I've had the CD-ROM drive for 3 years now, and have used it alot. Now when I hit the open button, it'll make the noise like it wants to open, but won't unless I pull on the lip of it. It shuts fin when I hit the button though. Also no games or music CDs will pkay in it. Other than that, my computer is running great. Did the CD-ROM drive just finally shit the bed from being used so much? Should I just replace it? Is there any way I can fix it? I'm not very computer literate, but if you spell it out in layman's terms, I'm sure I could probably figure out how to get it going again.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Yes you should just replace it. Repairing it is way more trouble than it's worth. All you need to replace it yourself is a phillps head screwdriver and 10 minutes
     
  3. Kevin P

    Kevin P Screenwriter

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    Sounds like a good opportunity to replace it with a DVD/CD-RW combo drive to me...

    And yes, it's better to just replace it than try to fix it. CD-ROM drives are dirt cheap nowadays.

    KJP
     
  4. KyleS

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    Much better to just replace then to fix and sooner is better then later. Good Idea to replace it before it eats a CD..... Sure laugh it up but I have seen it happen [​IMG]
    Right now its really cheap to get a CDRW drive, heck you can get a 40x12x40 Plextor for about 140 shipped. I bought one and it will burn a CD in right around 2 minutes [​IMG] [​IMG]
    KyleS
     
  5. AllanN

    AllanN Supporting Actor

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    Yeah, CD-ROM's are really cheep, just repalce it, or you can get a DVD-ROM for about $20 more.
     

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