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CD Rom Tray won't stay close, it keeps opening up.

by Moneybaker / June 15, 2004 2:54 PM PDT

I cannot keep mu CD/dvd Rom tray shut. It immediately opens up after closing it. I have a Gateway mid-tower PC. 500 Mhz processor. Has a Toshiba CD/dvd and TDK DVDRW and 640mb ram.

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Re: sounds like someone is playing around :-)
by jonah jones / June 15, 2004 7:53 PM PDT
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Re: CD Rom Tray won't stay close, it keeps opening up.
by Cetin Denislam / June 15, 2004 8:02 PM PDT

Power off, open the case's cover, unplug the data cable from the DVD. Power on, press Pause key before windows splash screen. Press the eject button, and after that close the tray. If it opens again, the unit is defective.

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And piece together the past and the future,

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CD Tray Misbehaving
by drshi / April 28, 2009 10:23 AM PDT

Mine just starting doing this, so I've tried many of the recommendations offered here and elsewhere. The one that finally worked was simply shooting canned air into the spaces around the tray button, indicating that the switch sensor was dirty. This has also cleared up the tray not opening problem that preceded this one. Also, while a tray is repeatedly recycling, no discs can be read or written to.

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