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pcuser42
12-03-2007, 05:32 PM
I was using my computer when I wanted to put a CD in the CD/DVD drive, but it wouldn't eject. I restarted, no difference, I shut down and pulled the plug out for more than 10 seconds, NO DIFFERENCE! What has gone wrong? :badpc: :help:

Dannz
12-03-2007, 05:39 PM
Made sure the power is plugged in at the back?
Tried using a paperclip to open the bay?

Could just be the drive is dead.

pcuser42
12-03-2007, 05:59 PM
It worked perfectly until today. The paperclip won't do anything.

radium
12-03-2007, 06:15 PM
Some cd doors on the drives get jammed, try lightly tapping the drive or your case to free the door.

pcuser42
13-03-2007, 08:35 AM
Nope, still nothing. :(

pctek
13-03-2007, 09:34 AM
Then its dead.
Thats what comes of using HPs and Dells.

plod
13-03-2007, 10:16 AM
Then its dead.
Thats what comes of using HPs and Dells.

you can't be serious can you?

trinsic
13-03-2007, 10:19 AM
Try eject through My Computer. Worth a try I guess :)

R2x1
13-03-2007, 03:24 PM
It's a Dell. Hit it firmly just near the left edge of the CD drive with the back of an axe. This is quite safe, as even a cheap axe cannot be harmed by a Dell. If that doesn't work, I have an unwanted Dell (Well, quite a lot of one) that could be used for bits. I was going to use it for an ugly flower pot.

Dannz
13-03-2007, 04:07 PM
Open 'er up. If its not jammed.. well you just voided your warranty. If its jammed, well it will start working, but still no warranty left.

pcuser42
13-03-2007, 04:23 PM
I had a look inside, I was about to take it out when I noticed the power cord had fallen out. :blush: :o

Dannz
13-03-2007, 04:50 PM
Made sure the power is plugged in at the back?


I had a look inside, I was about to take it out when I noticed the power cord had fallen out. :blush: :o

Try reading peoples responses next time...

pcuser42
13-03-2007, 04:52 PM
Yeah. Will do.

motorbyclist
14-03-2007, 12:47 AM
how does the power cord FALL out? i can hardly PULL mine out!

oh, dell, right:rolleyes:

Sweep
14-03-2007, 01:13 AM
how does the power cord FALL out? i can hardly PULL mine out!

oh, dell, right:rolleyes:

I am getting near 65 years old and I can pull a power cord out.......

Not easy to pull the the output to a monitor without a screw driver though. This assumes it was screwed in.

To check that there is power to a DVD/CD or hard drive you need to open the case. Then check IDE cables and cables from the PSU are plugged in as well.

I have seen IDE cables losing seating from the motherboard. Also seen RAM need reseating.

R2x1
14-03-2007, 01:57 PM
Instead of burning a DVD, I think I'll burn my Dell instead. (When the wind drops a bit.)

FrankS
14-03-2007, 03:13 PM
Twice over the years have had CD drives that erratically refuse to eject, used all the methods & checks etc to no avail. In both cases I shut down then during reboot pressed the eject button, tray comes out and retrieve CD. Presume some obscure fault was stuffing up the sequence and rebooting corrected the setup.

pcuser42
14-03-2007, 04:03 PM
how does the power cord FALL out? i can hardly PULL mine out!

oh, dell, right

This was my replacement drive for the original by the way. It probably fell out because the connection was rather loose. It worked its way out, in the end coming right out. I extended the cable by using a power splitter.

Speedy Gonzales
14-03-2007, 04:46 PM
I extended the cable by using a power splitter.

These can cause probs too, if it decides to stop again take the splitter off, theyre pretty much hopeless.

The pins in these can come out (of the hole), and will stop making contact with the main cable, which will kill the power to whatever its connected to.

I found this out when I used to have a SATA / power splitter. Nearly every second day, the system wouldnt turn on coz the stupid pins in these things kept coming out, which was going to my SATA hdd.

In the end I biffed it and got a PSU with a SATA power connector on it. I havent had the same prob since.