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Sony CD-R/RW/DVD-ROM Drive door won't open in Dell 3000

by GeorgiaDon / January 17, 2011 3:05 AM PST

The CD/DVD access door does not open on my Dell 3000 tabletop PC. I can open it mechanically via the pinhole access. Once open I can play and record CDs and play DVDs normally. It closes normally.
Is this drive repairable, If so, where can I find procedures? If not repairable, is there a compatible substitute?

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 17, 2011 5:54 PM PST

Drives are rarely repairable. There used to be a FAQ about it but I find folk unable to repair such drives today. Shop for a new one.

But first there was an OLD problem with Roxio that I should mention. Read about it at

For me I found removing Roxio cured that.

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Sony CD-R/RW/DVD-ROM Drive door won't open in Dell 3000
by GeorgiaDon / January 18, 2011 9:15 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry no.

Thanks Bob. I'll replace the drive. Appreciate your answer.

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