Weird CD-ROM ejecting problem

By gobi_dgm
Mar 9, 2006
  1. hi
    Im using samsung CD-ROM with windows xp.. Im facing ejecting problem. After pressing the eject button in the CD-ROM, the green light glows but CD-ROM is not ejecting. Sometimes its working.. The same is happening even when i click eject from windows menu.. Im hearing some ejecting like sound inside the CD-ROM after clicking the eject button.. I couldn figure out what the problem is.. Can anyone please help me in this?

    thanks in advance
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    The fact that it sometimes works, makes me think the drive is faulty.

    Try another drive.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Sometimes drives die. Replacement CD-ROM drives are fairly inexpensive.
  4. gobi_dgm

    gobi_dgm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your reply.. Is this the only way? Will there be any problem in the CD-ROM drawer? If so, is it possible to repair it..
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Because plain jane CD-ROM drives cost only around $15 USD, it unlikely to be worth repairing even if there are places that bother to do so. Of course, installation labor is extra but a lot less than repair labor.
  6. gobi_dgm

    gobi_dgm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, i will replace the CD-ROM. But im curious to know what the problem is?
    is this due to improper use of CD-ROM, because sometimes i will just push the drawer to close instead of pressing the button..
  7. Nukey

    Nukey TS Rookie Posts: 110

    One of the data ribbons inside the CD drive have probably been ripped over constant use. Chances are you'll probably need another drive.
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