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Drive door will not open, Optiarc DVD drive AD-7231s5 scsi cd

Last response: in Storage
September 1, 2010 7:31:41 PM


I am not really good at this, but need some help
I have read the info from the side of the computer to tell you what

it is

hp pavilon p6331 p-b bundle
has windows 7 home premium 64 bit, (whatever that means?)
has a Optiarc DVD drive AD-7231S5 SCSi cdRom that says it is a

super multi DVD burner with light scribe technology (whatever that


The dvd/cd drive was working fine, watched a movie, last week,

and now this week the dvd/cd drive door will not open

Some told me to use a paperclip in the small hole on the drive to

open it but it does not open.

how do i get the dvd-cd drive door to open?

Can anyone help me?
a c 415 G Storage
September 1, 2010 7:45:04 PM

You push the paperclip into the hole to release the lock inside, then if it doesn't open by itself you have to pry the sliding tray open. using a screwdriver or something else that's pretty thin. There can be a fair bit of resistance, but it should slide out as long as you've been able to release the lock.