help!!! my DVD-RW cannot be open anymore!!

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by edski, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. edski

    Thread Starter Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    whenever i put cd's or dvd's, the dvd-rw could not be open anymore, i guess its not what will i do..thanks
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2010
  2. SgtWookie


    Jul 17, 2007
    Try uninstalling and then re-installing the driver for it.
  3. marshallf3

    Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    It may have gotten jammed in there. If you look very carefully on the front there will be a very tiny hole that you can stick a straightened paper clip in and manually open the door enough that you can grab it and finish opening it by hand. If the CD is jammed you'll have to bounce it back into place.

    If it continues to be a problem most of these have a tiny rubber belt in the door open/close system that breaks or wears out.
  4. edski

    Thread Starter Member

    Sep 22, 2010
    the belt (i dont know what the exact name is) is ripped. can it be replaced or i should provide the external dvd drive?
  5. tom66

    Senior Member

    May 9, 2009
    Is it a laptop or desktop computer?

    If the belt is ripped it will be difficult finding a replacement and repairing it.

    You can buy a new drive for relatively little nowadays.

    If it is under warranty you may want to consider contacting the manufacturer. Many products have a 1 year limited warranty that may cover this.