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Windows 7: OPTICAL DRIVE laptop cann't opened

14 Dec 2011   #1
kutujenggot

windows 7 x86
 
 
OPTICAL DRIVE laptop cann't opened

hello dear all for the guru.............
i have (my friend have) notebook acer aspire 2930..
get problem about optical drive .. why that's can't open if i press..
why?
I've restored them back to who knows it was not caused by a virus
result still.... the led lights just flicker and then die

what should I do but buy a new cd-rom


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14 Dec 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kutujenggot View Post
can't open if i press
Is there a very small hole on the front of the CD drive?

You may be able to force it open by inserting a wire (paper clip) into that hole.
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14 Dec 2011   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can also right click on it in Computer and click "Eject". Note that Optical drives usually do not open when you press on them when the PC is powered off.
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14 Dec 2011   #4
kutujenggot

windows 7 x86
 
 

hmmmm...do i have to pierce the hole every time you want to open it?
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14 Dec 2011   #5
kutujenggot

windows 7 x86
 
 

yes... the PC is on.. explorer.exe is run
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14 Dec 2011   #6
ignatzatsonic

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That hole is to let you get a disk out of the drive in an emergency.

If I had to use the hole every time, I would assume the drive is defective. It's up to you to decide if you want to use the hole each time rather than replace the drive.

You can try to reinstall the drive and see if that helps.

But optical drives are rank commodities--you can expect them to fail over time.
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14 Dec 2011   #7
kutujenggot

windows 7 x86
 
 

ooooooooouuuchh. yes i think so.. can be damaged
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14 Dec 2011   #8
koolkat77

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i have the same problem wow what a coincidence. but i will soon replace it once i save up some $$.when i press the power up button in my computer it makes such a loud noise for a while and by the time it loads completely, the sound is gone. nice to see im not alone
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14 Dec 2011   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Don't worry. On one of my laptops I leave the paper clip in the hole all the time - since years. The release button did not work since the beginning. Well, now you probably want to know why I did not return the laptop. Simple, I bought it in the US and took it to Germany where it stayed.
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14 Dec 2011   #10
koolkat77

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
But optical drives are rank commodities--you can expect them to fail over time.
btw iggy, what causes this problem?
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