DVD Writer - Not Ejecting

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  1. Cool G5

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    I have a Lite-On LH20A1P DVD writer. Off-late it fails to eject out when the button is pressed. I have to turn off the PC & then insert a pin in the pinhole to eject it. Can the drive be repaired or does it needs to be replaced?
     
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    How old is your drive?
     
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    right click on the CD drive icon and click eject and load from there. If not present, then DVD Decrypter has this option. I suggest you keep an old useless CD in the Drive always and then press the button. It should open as the same happened with my old Samsung DVD/RW. :)
     
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    @krow - I used to use a damaged CD earlier but the drive doesn't ejects now. Right-clicking doesn't works either.

    @hell_storm2006 - Around 1.5 yrs old.
     
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    open it up check if the open/close switch is damaged, if yes replace it.
     
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    Yup. But we warned, there aren't many repairguy who can repair dvd writer properly. As far I have seen, people who have got their drive repaired eventually got burn in problem and then the tray acts up. Change the drive IMO, preferably an IDE dvd drive.
     
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    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

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    I think its time to get a new drive. If it's under warranty get it replaced. Repairing a drive doesn't works either.
     
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    There is a Simple fix for That Cool G5

    Before I put my answer.
    Does your drive's eject mechanism work?

    1.That is open your drive using a pin and catch hold of the tray

    then press the eject button on the drive.

    If you hear a whirring sound then it is the conveyor belt which is giving you the problem.

    Now follow the below steps
    1.Switch off the system with the Tray open.
    2.Now look inside the drive through the opened tray, you will see a Black Rubberband connecting 2 wheels.
    3.Now If you have a small finger try removing the rubberband slowly from the one of wheels.
    4. Take the rubberband to a electronic hardware store and show it to the shopkeeper. He will give you a smaller rubberband in comparison to the one you have.
    5. Take the new rubberband and slowly align them in one of the small wheels and then use a screwdriver and pull the other end and align it to the bigger wheels.

    if you completed the above steps.

    Reboot The system.

    the tray should go inside automatically.

    That's it Enjoy.

    PS: I have been doing this for my drives for the past 3 years

    Harishgayatri
     
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    yes Gaurav,I have the very same problem with my Moser bayer Lite-on DH20A4P.That old cd method suggested by krow works and I've been doing that for some weeks now. Also I've opened the drive and cleaned the tray teeth which had dust accumulated,It helped but the tray problem is not completely solved,it still happens sometimes,replacing the belt might help as said by Harish . I'll try to change that belt tomorrow and let you know the result.
     
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    @harishgayatri - When I press the eject button on the drive, the drive makes a whirring sound while the LED glows up but after a few seconds the sound dies & so does the LED. I'll open up the drive once my exams are over which will take another week.
     
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    Glad that I could be of some help to you guys.:)

    harishgayatri
     
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    Risky! Its better to get a new drive rather than getting this repaired! The costs are so low that repairing absolutely makes no point unless the expense is less than 0.4k
     
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    Check the 4-pin power cable.
    That was the culprit when I had the same problem with my (now dead) Samsung DVD/CD-RW combo.
    Moreover you'd be better off with a new drive than repairing it.
     
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    dreams Gracias Senor

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    I had the same issue with both my samsung and sony drives. After much hiatus, removed the drive frm cpu, removed the plates, replaced the belt. Now it works fine. I have bought this belt pac for 5rupees some 4 years bac. Comin in handy only now. This pack has all the available sizes of the belt.
     
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    yeah :)) replaced the belt and tray mechanism is perfect now:))
     
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    @sriharsha_madineni - Did you open up the drive?

    I don't think pulling out the rubber band is possible via the small gap between the tray.
     
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    Yeah Opened it,its not possible without opening drive.
     
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