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Optical drive not opening

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December 22, 2009 10:33:47 PM

I just finished putting my computer together, and I am at a screen saying reboot computer and select a drive to boot from, but my computer wont open my optical drive to load a disc in. I have my ODD and my HDD in sata ports, sata 1 for HDD, and ODD is in sata 3. in the bios, it showed that it was recognizing the ODD, and when I press the button, the green light turns on, but nothing happens. I cant be sure if the ODD runs at all when I press it, since I have quite a few fans running on my case.

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December 22, 2009 10:46:05 PM

Does your optical drive have a pin hole in the front? If so, use a paper clip to see if that will open it. If not, the problem could be a faulty drive or something on the case is blocking it from opening.
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December 22, 2009 10:49:15 PM

Oh and for what Im running this with. In case it will help, my build is
Radeon HD 5870
AMD Phenom II x4 3.4ghz black edition
8gb of g-skil Ripjaws ddr3 duel channel ram
corsair 650 watt power supply
Western Digital Caviar Black 640gb HDD
Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD-RW combined drive
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December 22, 2009 10:50:37 PM

Find a paper clip and unwind one of the ends. Take the end of the paperclip and stick it into the small hole on the front of the drive. Push hard. The platter door should pop open. Check to make sure that there is nothing obstructing the door, then carefully push the door shut. Push the open button again to see if this freed the stuck door.

If this does not work, pull another ODD from another and try it.

Good luck.
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December 22, 2009 11:35:16 PM

yeah shes a doa drive. thanks for the help dpaul8. I had always wondered what that pinhole was for haha.
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