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My DVD rom drive will not open

Discussion in 'DVD-ROM drives' started by spike37, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. spike37

    spike37 Member

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    I have a liteon LTD-165H dvd rom which will not open anymore. I had to take back my graphics card after it stopped working and when I brought home the replacement the computer shop gave me while my card is being sent back to the manufacturer I discovered that my dvd rom will not open. The green light still flashes when I press the open button but then it stops and the dvd rom stays closed. Is there anything I can do to get the dvd rom to open??
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    if there is a small hole in front of drive, take a straighten paper clip & insert it into that small hole & pusk in. drive tray should start coming out & pull tray out the rest of the way
     
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    Thanks ddp, I opened my drive but I can't get it to read a dvd rom or open if I press the open button, and now for some reason it's not being recognised by My Computer. Is my dvd rom faulty or is it something else?
     
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    how old is drive???
     
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    spike have you tried disconnecting it reboot then turn pc off again connect and reboot. When you power it down unplug it for a few minutes like 10-15 this forces you machine to reset itself.
    if your machine is old sometimes the go to the cemetary unexpectedly.
     
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    The drive is about 2 1/2 years old. I tried disconnecting it and running my pc without it for a while and this hasn't worked. I haven't had much luck with my pc lately. First my motherboard stopped working, then my graphics card and now my dvd rom may be headed for the rubbish bin.
     
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    these are in $Can.
    DVD-rom
    Hitachi 16X $29
    LG 16X $33
    LG 16X (Black) $37
    Pioneer 16X $39

    DVD Writers
    LG 4163B 16x (Super Multi Format) $87
    Sony DVD+/-RW 16X DW-D22A $79
    Pioneer 108D 16X NA
    Plextor PX-712A 12X (Retail Box) $139
     

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