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CD Tray(((((GHOST?)))))

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06-02-02, 11:22 AM   #1  
CD Tray(((((GHOST?)))))

My CD tray constantly opens and closes.It's driving me crasy...HELP!!!!!!!!!!

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06-02-02, 05:41 PM   #2  
How old is the cd rom? Has one a few years old, 2 maybe, started doing what you are describing. Sounds like the drive may have debris that is preventing the close mechanism from moving in full motion when closing. (kinda like a garage door opener with pressure sensor, any pressure before fully closed and it reverses.) If you have the know how you can take it apart, clean the tracks and gears. If not just replace it. You might even try giving the tray a little push just before it closes and see what happens.


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06-02-02, 07:25 PM   #3  
CD Tray

Try using canned air when the door opens spray the rails even a little dust can cause problems.

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06-02-02, 08:56 PM   #4  
Had a Gateway that did that with a DVD drive. According to Gateway the drive was defective, they sent me a new on and its worked fine ever since.

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