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Old 11-04-2004, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For some reason my dvd drive won't open, and all the cables are connected. There is a cd stuck in it too. I tried looking for the emergency button but I can't find it. It doesn't even show up, in the device manager. People kept telling me its somewhere in the front but theres nothing. Heres a pic.......
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ha ha very funny
haha sorry, uhh usually there is a very small hole you can jam a paperclip in, but from the pic i don't see one

you say its not in device manager? Try reconnecting the IDE cable, see if it helps. Also check the BIOS to see if its recognized there.
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just disconnect the ide cable leave power cable in when switching on pc power will goto the drive and you should be able to eject !!

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I did that before, reconnecting the IDE cable and checking the BIOS, still nothing. Is there any other options?
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Right now the IDE cable is disconnected, but still doesn't work.
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Does it make any noise on boot with the IDE cable in? Struggling to open or reading the disc?

PS. Next time you'll know to get a drive with an emergency open
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Yea, it does make noise when I reboot. Whats wrong with it?
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Well, whats the last thing you did before it crapped out? Was there a storm? Lightning maybe? or just a surge? What kind of computer is it or is it homebuilt. I have a gateway 600mhz P3 and BOTH Cd drives failed me, wouldn't open, wouldnt read in bios, wouldn't do anything. I tried another drive, it opened...BUT IT SHOT open. the disc FLEW outta the drive i was like ****, i assume either my mobo's power had gona haywire or the IDE controller was shot. I plugged my working drive into a spare IDE PCI card i had and it worked fine. So it could be your PSU, MOBO, or the actual drive itself.
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