DVD Tray won't stay closed, keeps opening

By mac_daddy ยท 14 replies
Mar 11, 2005
  1. I just purchased an AOpen DVD burner and am having some issues. I've installed it multiple ways with the jumpers (tried it as Primary, Secondary, etc) so I don't think that is the problem. Also, when I go to "My Computer" I can see it's reading the drive as the "F:" drive. Also, I tried installing drivers from the Nero program that came with it. I updated the Firewire drivers from the AOpen website.

    The problem with the drive is that it keeps opening after a few seconds. Its a brand new drive so I'm thinking that maybe its faulty. Anyone ever have this problem or know anything about it? Suggestions?
  2. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    after it opens, does it close? or does it just want to stay open?
  3. mac_daddy

    mac_daddy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    After it opens, it will close only if I press the close button. It seems to do some thinking for about 1-2 seconds and then it pops open again. It also doesn't matter if I have a disc in it. Its perplexing because my CD drive works fine. One thing that is different than my CD drive is that when I press the DVD drive to close it (i.e. don't use the button to close it), the motor doesn't kick in like my CD drive does. I don't know if it because the DVD doesn't have a motor to do that or not. Also, I've tried manually closing it and holding it closed after, during a reboot.

    I'm beginning to think AOpen stands for "Always Open"
  4. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

    might sound odd but try taking the "open" button off and see if that helps. maybe it is stuck???
  5. dopefisher

    dopefisher TS Rookie Posts: 444

  6. mac_daddy

    mac_daddy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I highly doubt that removing the "open" button off will work because it does seem to be functioning properly. When its open and I press it to close the tray (and then it pops open again).

    My problem is essentially the same as the guy in the link you pasted. Luckily I bought it at Costco so I should be able to return it without too many hassles. I just want to try and resolve it so I could avoid that hassle anyhow.
  7. kalialex

    kalialex TS Rookie

    I Have The Same Aopen Problem! Gahhhh Idk What To Do! Someone Help Us
  8. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    Sounds like a defective drive. Try to return it for another one or a different brand.
  9. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    You sure someone is not messing with you? ive screwed around with a mate once when I remote accessed his pc and started opening his cd drives and changing his resultion settings etc:p


  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    I had this happen with a cd burner on my computer at work. It did it all on its own, not windows related, I know because it would do this before loading into windows. Eventually it healed up.
  11. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Do you have an issue with Lite-On?
  12. richie7000

    richie7000 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    wat a coincidence two cdrs doing the same thing ++RETURN THOSE NASTY ROMS++ the only hassle is when youre warranty runs out.for future reference dont buy those aopen cdroms again.
  13. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +422

    The one that did it to me was an Artec. Yeh I've never heard of that brand either.
  14. jimd253

    jimd253 TS Rookie

    Hello, I am jimd253 with first post. I have the same problem with an aopen win98. an old cpu that worked fine for 4 years. Really need to know what the problem is with the CD. I have even installed a new CD and the tray still goes in and out. Tks.
  15. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    1 .disable autoplay
    2 .download latest aspi drivers
    3 .disable IMAPI burning com service
    4 on boot hold the drive button in see if drive led starts flashing the reboot remount

    5 .RMA return to manu

    good luck
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