Main Site Nav
Topics Topics Edit Profile Profile Help/Instructions Help    
Search Last 1|3|7 Days Search Search Tree View Tree View  

Problem while closing the Cd-ROM.

Trish's Escape from Hardware Hell Help Board » Hardware » CD, CDR, CDRW and DVD Related » Problem while closing the Cd-ROM. « Previous Next »

Author Message
Sunny Tolia
Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2002 - 7:17 pm:   

I've a 52x Samsung Cd-ROM on my p3 128mb sd ram machine with Win ME as my OS.Now the problem is that when I click on the open/close button of the cd-ROM it gets stuck in between but goes inside when I push the tray with my hand.There is no problem with the cd-ROM when I open the tray with the open/close button.The problem arises only when I try to close the Cd-ROM.Can I solve the problem manually??Any solutions??
Posted on Thursday, February 7, 2002 - 8:52 pm:   

If the cdrom isn't closing all the way and you have to physically close it with force, the tray motor may be jamming or binding on it, or may just be a *dead spot* on the motor itself.
Posted on Friday, February 8, 2002 - 7:55 pm:   

but how can I solve this problem manually myself?
Posted on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 6:19 pm:   

No user servicable parts inside, replace the cdrom drive.
V (Vera)
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 8:46 am:   

Hmmm. Does the drive read ok otherwise? I'm just wondering because I have had 3 cd drives konk out on me in the last 3.5 years. They were all memorex and I won't use them anymore. They stopped reading and when cleaning them didn't work, the curious one that I am, I had to open them to see what's inside. (they were no longer under warranty, otherwise I wouldn't have opened them up)After opening this last one I hooked it up to see it work (or not work) and the cd wouldn't spin at all. Must be the motor. If I new where to get a replacement locally I would give it a shot. It doesn't look like it would be difficult.

But anyway I also noticed that the tray uses a small rubber belt as part of it's assembly. I wonder if the belt in Sunnys' cd drive could be worn or stretched a bit to much and could that cause the tray closing problem?

I remember reading some time ago about replacing a belt, but am unsure if it was for a cd player or a cd drive. Could the same principle apply?

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 9:47 am:   

Hi Vera, the belt/band issue was common on older 2X and 4X Cdrom drives and a few 8X and you could in reality replace the belt with a common rubber gasket, I have many times. But since most devices are now direct drive I.E. motor to gear or rail replacement parts are practically impossible to find. Thus, the *Throw Away* society.
V (Vera)
Posted on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 10:52 am:   

thanks E.S.

Add Your Message Here
Username: Posting Information:
This is a public posting area. Enter your username and password if you have an account. Otherwise, enter your full name as your username and leave the password blank. Your e-mail address is optional.
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message

Administration Administration Log Out Log Out   Previous Page Previous Page Next Page Next Page