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    Default DVD drive making a funny noise

    My liteon dvd has begun making this funny funny noise, when you close the tray witha disc it makes this noise like those toy cars do......you know the ones u pull backwards and it makes the clicking noise? it makes that sound. Yet there is no errors in event manager, it reads cd/dvds, and burns perfect. It also makes this noise when i boot the pc, any ideas what it is? It does happen when a disc is in the drive.
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    Default Re: DVD drive making a funny noise

    Sounds (no pun intended) that its got gearing problems.

    You could try blowing it out in case theres some crap in there, other wise could be time for a new one. They are cheap enough these days.

    Has the drive ever had a CD/DVD shatter in it ?

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    Default Re: DVD drive making a funny noise

    yes it had a windows 2003 server enterprise disk shatter in it bout 3 months ago. I know they are cheap to replace but i dont see the point if its fixable.
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    Default Re: DVD drive making a funny noise

    When the disc shattered it could have damaged the drive gears, tiny pieces of disc would have been left in the drive unless the drive was completely dis-assembled/stripped and cleaned out, and over time they act like grinding paste, slowly cutting away at the gears.

    Sooner or later they simply get worn out / sloppy.

    You might be able to get new gears from someplace but apart from taking the Drive apart and giving it a good blow / clean out theres not much more you can do.

    Finding gears may be a time consuming job, add in the cost/ time to get them - especially when you look at places like Price Spy, and places have Liteon Drives for around the $40 area, I'd just get another drive.

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    Default Re: DVD drive making a funny noise

    okies, thanks will do. I have had it since 2006 so maybe it is time to upgrade.
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    Default Re: DVD drive making a funny noise

    Take the coffee cup out of the tray before closing it

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    Default Re: DVD drive making a funny noise

    Quote Originally Posted by RandomCarnage View Post
    Take the coffee cup out of the tray before closing it
    yeah.....i heard that helps xD
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    Default Re: DVD drive making a funny noise

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanmaz View Post
    yes it had a windows 2003 server enterprise disk shatter in it bout 3 months ago. I know they are cheap to replace but i dont see the point if its fixable.
    problem found and solved

    seriously, running a drive full of plastic shards sounds like a good way to damage the drive and damage the disc you next put in there

    next time mentioning the shattered disc might help (and drive brand/model incase it's a known problem)
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