DVD tray keeps opening [Solved/Closed]

Rick - Jun 3, 2009 at 07:47 PM - Latest reply:  H P Agrawal
- Sep 7, 2017 at 04:14 AM
My DVD tray keeps opening. It will not stay closed more than 5-6 seconds unless the drive is in use. I can still play DVDs, it will read any DVD like it should, the darn thing just will not stay closed. When the drive has no disk in it, it pops open like it would if it were waiting for a disk. Eventually, the tray itself is going to get snagged on someting and physically break off.. Any suggestions?
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closeup22 8935 Posts Friday May 15, 2009Registration date October 7, 2010 Last seen - Nov 22, 2009 at 02:31 AM
hi there,

its a hardware mechanic problem

you need to remove the drive

open the casing and clean the dust inside

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i believe the problem to this is that when the computer starts up it seaches for vaild files to load the OS. in this case its windows xp. the computer is configured to search specific areas in order. I believe that your computer is cinfigured to look at the cd drive or dvd drive first. when this happens and there is no valid info for opening a os (windows xp) it tends to open up. this can be fixed by simply changing the order by which the computer looks for information the load the os. this can be done in the BIOS of the computer. many comuters have diffrent ways in accessing it and it is reccommended not to mess around with it if you dont know what you are doing.
BIOS trick worked - disabled booting from CDROM
I reseated the data cable on hte motherboard. Worked just fine after that.
Thanks, it was just dust. your hint was helpful
I have the some problem, my dvd drive keeps opening and closing itself, I scanned using antivirus software,but no virus. the problem is a electronic circuit problem in the drive board, I changed the drive board,it cost me 3 $,
now my dvd drive works well.
Daisysdaddy - Jul 20, 2010 at 03:25 PM
I know this is an old post but maybe someone can get some use from it.
All you need to do is update your dvd drivers and it will fix the problem.
Thats what I did. Took care of the problem.
daywish 30 Posts Tuesday December 30, 2008Registration date July 21, 2009 Last seen - Jun 4, 2009 at 10:09 AM
This is caused by a virus infection I will advise you to scan the whole pc system this can fix the error! Or may be there's a mechanic problem inside which open the tray when there's nothing inside!
you are right markdizzle its the boot sequence problem, in some cases it might be hardware problem but most of it it is boot sequence problem .
amyryan 1 Posts Tuesday October 9, 2012Registration date October 9, 2012 Last seen - Oct 9, 2012 at 09:44 PM
One year ago, I got a iPhone4 and want to enjoy my DVDs on it, so I rip DVDs to my iPhone4, after all work is done, my DVD tray got problem, as your description my DVD tray keeps opening, I got puzzle..
So I go for help to my friend,and he told me update my dvd drivers and fix the problem.
Thats what I did
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