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dvd tray keeps opening and closing

by efluder / June 14, 2008 11:42 PM PDT

Running Windows xp. We had a power failure. When the power came back on and I rebooted, the dvd tray keeps opening and then immediately closing about every 15 secs. Machine is behind a surge protector.

I've rebooted, powered off ( unplugged ) and powered on and it still cycles. When I actually use it, say for a backup, it works fine.

Any ideas?


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Power off, then unplug. . .
by Coryphaeus / June 15, 2008 1:19 AM PDT

the optical drive, both the IDE and power cable. Power up with it unplugged. Power off and plug it backin.

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It worked. thanks
by efluder / June 16, 2008 11:23 AM PDT

Seems to have worked. Not sure I ever would have thought to do that.


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