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Windows 7: Disk Drive jammed when no disk is in it

13 Nov 2011   #1
lildrew12

Windows 7 Home Premuim 32bit
 
 
Disk Drive jammed when no disk is in it

I don't know if this is the right place to put this thread, anyways, When i open my disk drive it suddenly gets jammed and will not open until I slam my hand on the computer itself Is there something i should buy to get it unjammed or something?


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13 Nov 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lildrew12 View Post
I don't know if this is the right place to put this thread, anyways, When i open my disk drive it suddenly gets jammed and will not open until I slam my hand on the computer itself Is there something i should buy to get it unjammed or something?
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13 Nov 2011   #3
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

The door motor gets week and dust accumulates in the track. They're not worth trying to fix. I would start looking for a replacement DVD drive. A Sony or Lite-On drive can be had for under $20. I've always relied on Sony but both are pretty good drives. You don't have the Model Number in your system specs so we don't know if it's IDE or SATA.

Banging on your computer won't fix anything. You can damage components or loosen cards. Replace the drive and enjoy.
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13 Nov 2011   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Au Contrary!

This problem is actually one of those rare hardware problems that can be often fixed cheaply and easily!

See Here, second to the last post with photos: [Solved] Lite-On DVD writer tray will only eject when a disc is in tray - DVD-CD-Writers - Storage

I've tried this with 3 drives now, various brands, and it works! I don't even use duct tape, just some tissue paper.
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13 Nov 2011   #5
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Well, there you go. I've never had a problem with Sonys.

Or maybe I've never owned one long enough to have a problem.
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13 Nov 2011   #6
Sedril

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

For the price of dvd drives, it'd cost more in time to fix than to just buy a new one and have an updated drive on top of it...
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14 Nov 2011   #7
lildrew12

Windows 7 Home Premuim 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
The door motor gets week and dust accumulates in the track. They're not worth trying to fix. I would start looking for a replacement DVD drive. A Sony or Lite-On drive can be had for under $20. I've always relied on Sony but both are pretty good drives. You don't have the Model Number in your system specs so we don't know if it's IDE or SATA.

Banging on your computer won't fix anything. You can damage components or loosen cards. Replace the drive and enjoy.
Well I dont know what the Model Number is but it says Sata on it...
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