CD tray won't open
Posted 14 October 2012 - 01:59 PM
The bottom cd tray (i have two cd trays) of my pc can't be opened anymore and in it is a cd rom i need to get out of the cd tray...
I already tried with vbscript to open the cd tray but only the upper cd tray opened and when i kept that one open and did it again no cd tray opened.
Does anybody know about a vbscript code to open the bottom cd tray or does anybody know how to modificate the former code to one that opens the bottom cd tray? Thanks
Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:55 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:58 PM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:28 AM
If the motor/sledge of the tray is - for any reason - jammed, OBVIOUSLY *ANY* software won't be able to open it.
ALL softwares send a command to the tray motor, basically telling it "Open Sesame"
If Ali Baba had put a huge rock blocking the cave door, you can yell "Open Sesame" till the end of time, but until you remove the rock, it won't open.
If when (through ANY software) an Eject command is sent, and you can hear the motor attempting to open the tray and the tray doesn't open is a mechanical issue that must be solved mechanically.
It's not really rocket science:
Some ZIP drives had it on the back, but I cannot recall a single CD/DVD drive NOT haviing it on the front:
Yes, you may need to disassemble the drive from the case, if you cannot reach the small hole from the outside "as is".
If you post some specs of your PC or a photo of it, it would be easier to give you some more specific instructions.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:52 PM
A well-placed Dim-Mak to the back of the machine always works, without need to open the case, though...
But have in mind the CD/DVD, as well as the crumbles from the tray, are usually ejected very forcefully through the front by this method...