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CD drive gone mad

by cyc150 / May 7, 2004 12:57 AM PDT

I have 2 cd drives
a benq 16x dvd drive and a benq 3210A (32x10x40)
The CDRW drive has totally gone out of control.
It keeps ejecting whenever it wants to.
THe drive doesnt even respond to the eject button, so whenever i need to burn CDs, i have to goto my computer, right click on the drive, and select eject from there.

its getting really annoying. It just ejects and closes on its own. I've tried antivirus programs, spyware removers, trojan removers, and even reformated the drive, but nothing works.
The drive is fairly new. Hasnt burnt more than 50 CDs.

I have:
Win XP Pro
Model number is benq 3210A

Please help

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Re:CD drive gone mad. Test it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 1:03 AM PDT
In reply to: CD drive gone mad

Power down, remove the IDE cable from it. Power back up.

If it spits out CDs and is uncontrollable, the unit is dead.


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Re:Re:CD drive gone mad. Test it.
by cyc150 / May 7, 2004 1:06 AM PDT

I unplugged it but it still ejects.
It can still burn cds though, just something weird with the tray.
so its not a virus, trojan?

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Test result. THINK ABOUT IT!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 1:33 AM PDT

"so its not a virus, trojan?"

It would be a new breed of such pests to be able to cause the CD to eject when the IDE cable is unplugged!

It seems you are in denial about the CDRW loss or failure. All I can write is the drive certainly has some defect.


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Re:Test result. THINK ABOUT IT!
by cyc150 / May 7, 2004 9:24 AM PDT

No, I mean when I unplugged the cables and plug it back it, the cd tray still ejects.
I dont plan to replace it until it can burn anymore CDs

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Best of luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 12:04 PM PDT

I'd keep an eye out for a sale, but for me such a drive would not be worth having.

In closing, are you revealing you didn't perform the test?


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Re:Best of luck.
by cyc150 / May 7, 2004 12:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Best of luck.

Test which test?
I pulled all the wires out the cd drive and started the comp.
The other cd drive works fine, just the CDRW one.
Should I swap the cables with the other cd drive?

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The drive with just power test.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2004 11:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:Best of luck.

I re-read the posts and only in your last post did you reveal you didn't pull the IDE cable (and leave it off!) Then you can power up and see if the eject works proper and it doesn't spit out CDs.

As I read your response, the words to me made it seem the CD drive wouldn't keep a CD in with the IDE cable pulled. Such a drive is dead.

If you didn't do this, then we get to start over and try again.

In closing, if you suspect MALWARE, then try the usual battery of free tools.

Adaware, Spybot, Cwshredder and Housecall.


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