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Windows 7: reinstalled W7 now DVD drive wont open???????

07 Jun 2011   #1
paul2011

ultimate X32
 
 
reinstalled W7 now DVD drive wont open???????

i just reinstalled windows 7 ultimate x86 (as you man know from my other post) and now the DVD drive wont open

the windows 7 dvd is still in the drive

how can i get it working again and get my dvd back???


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07 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

To manually open your dvd drive hook a piece of thin wire in the pinhole at the front of the disc tray and pull it open.

Have a look in device manager under DVD/CD-ROM drives to check if your drive is missing a driver.
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07 Jun 2011   #3
paul2011

ultimate X32
 
 

I used a knife to open it
and now it is working good
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07 Jun 2011   #4
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paul2011 View Post
I used a knife to open it
and now it is working good
NOT the recomended way but I am still glad you got it sorted
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07 Jun 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I hope it was a small knife!!

As Pooch said, not a good way to open your disc tray, but pleased to hear you've got it working.

Thanks for letting us know.
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07 Jun 2011   #6
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Does the drive open and close on it's own now?
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07 Jun 2011   #7
paul2011

ultimate X32
 
 

it was just a butter knife
and it does but haven't tried with a DVD in it yet
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07 Jun 2011   #8
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Sounds like you should be OK then.

Chances are your Windows DVD was probably dirty or had a scratch mark on it. If you do clean it, make sure it's a clean lint-free cloth, and wipe from the centre of the disc to its perimeter.
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07 Jun 2011   #9
paul2011

ultimate X32
 
 

yeah just tried it again with the same DVD and its working good now
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07 Jun 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Pleased to hear it - we can consider your problem is now solved.
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