Please help me figure out what is wrong with my CD-R

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#1

Hi, the other day I opened up my cd-r drive, I didn’t damage anything, but now the light on the front just keep flashing, and the tray won’t open, also the cd-r laser doesn’t respond. Iv done a firmware update after this happened and it updated fine, but it still won’ work. Is this problem fixable?


#2

Why did you opened the drive? Check the IDE cable. Test the drive with another PC.


#3

I thought the drive would open, with just the power lead… I didn’t kinow I had to put the wide-head type cable to make it just open its draw?


#4

The drive tray should open with just power, doesn’t require the ribbon cable connected. Looks like it’s new drive time, what the hell you can buy 'em for $15.00 or so…


#5

mmm… Only the trey seems to be broken, it sticks out u see, and won’t close completely, I havn’t broken anything inside the drive. So it should work fine.


#6

Sounds like when you pulled out the tray you either broke a few teeth off the gear or it has jump forward a few teeth. You can take the casing off and try to line it back up if nothing’s broke…


#7

The case is off atm, the gears are gonna be hard to get to though, so its to do with the gears, do u think? is that why the laser head doesn’t respond, and the light on the front just keeps flashing.