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Inspirion 530S

by itsdigger / April 5, 2013 9:41 AM PDT

when I press the eject button on my cd/dvd burner/player the drawer won't open, I can do the old open it with a paper clip trick but don't want to keep doing that. Do I need to replace the burner and if so is there a favorite one? Thanks...Digger

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Try right-clicking from Windows Explorer and...
by wpgwpg / April 5, 2013 9:55 AM PDT
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...then click EJECT. That usually works.

Good luck.

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this is bazaar
by itsdigger / April 5, 2013 10:01 AM PDT

I I re-booted and now it's working fine. I'm thinking maybe that was a little warning that it might be getting old? Maybe I should think about getting another one. Ever have to lube them up?

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Sometimes something has the drive allocated
by wpgwpg / April 5, 2013 10:07 AM PDT
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Sometimes after using the drive, it stays "in use" as far as Windows is concerned, and that can cause what you reported. I doubt if that means the drive has a problem, but they aren't expensive. They cost around $20 and aren't that hard to replace - two cables and 4 screws. They do need cleaning periodically, but that wouldn't cause them not to open.

Good luck.

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Small world. CD EJECT LOCK.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 6, 2013 4:24 AM PDT
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IHi Bob
by itsdigger / April 6, 2013 7:53 PM PDT

Interesting find there. I never sought out a lock and sure can't find one . I dunno what happened but it stopped as fast as it started. I just have whatever stock burning program that comes with windows. Thought about getting Image Burn but really never saw the need. Thanks....Digger

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