eMachine T3025 DVD Drive won't open

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by gmhuey, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. gmhuey

    gmhuey OSNN One Post Wonder

    Hi Anybody,

    The computer is about 4-5 years old. Still works great except the DVD drive no longer opens.

    When I push the button I get a soft sound of movement (I can see the exterior bay cover moving slightly) followed by another or the same soft sound at which point the movement stops. About 6-7 seconds later I hear another very similar or identical sound and then a green light flashes for a couple seconds in a translucent strip of black plastic located just under the DVD bay.

    As near as I can tell all connections are in place and properly seated.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

    Red Sox Nation
    Probably a dying servo or worn gears? Do you have a disc stuck in the drive? There should be a very small hole that you can insert a paper clip into to manually open the drive. Sounds like it's time to buy a new drive.
  3. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

    Happy Valley
    What dreamliner said.