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cd drive jammed

By ripken204
Jun 16, 2005
  1. i went to open my cd drive but it wouldnt open and made scratching sounds, i did the manual eject and the tray popped open 1/4 inch, but it is still jammed, cd is inside of there but it is in the tray the right way, what should it do? i think the drive is shot, 7 yrs old now, so should i just take the drive apart to get the cd out and get a new drive?
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    It may be fixable, being and older drive the tray may be driven via a small belt, if that has stretched you can cut a small section out and superglue the 2 ends back together. I did it to a scsi cdrom some time ago and it lasted another year and a half like it.
     
  3. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

  4. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Well I have a second hand Liteon and its never given me any grief (mind u, ive hardly used it).
     
  5. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    already ordered, sry
     
  6. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 3,814

    Didnt mean I was selling mine, just meant i got it second hand.
     
  7. ripken204

    ripken204 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 139

    k, i see now
     
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