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Old 09-01-2007, 02:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an HP DVD635 burner that's about 2 years old. About a year ago the problem started. After I finish burning a dvd or cd, the drive will open only partially (I'm assuming the motor is going bad), about half way, then close. Then 2 seconds later it would open partially, and then close again. Then it would stay closed, the computer would read the finished dvd/cd and everything was fine. I was fine with it doing that as it only did two cycles of opening/closing. Well, I just got done reformatting my computer to dual boot xp/ubuntu, and now the drive goes in to a constant open/close cycle with no end. Does anyone have any idea (besides replacing it) on how to solve this?
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Default Re: DVD Drive Issues with opening/closing

Looks like the drive's load tray is jammed or stuck.
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It's two years old, just replace it. or take it apart and take your chances, then replace it.
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No. Replacement is not an option as it has been an absolutely perfect burner. The only thing bad about it is now I have to stay around if I'm burning something, which is hardly a down side. Also I'm in college and have no extra money to be tossing around at the moment, especially for an item which still works with only a minor flaw.
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i guess you're going to have to live with it then
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