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dbdg
15th July 2005, 10:57
My DVD drive has been possessed for the last year or so. I use it very rarely but when I do it goes mad.

1. I click eject to open the drive, it ejects, goes back in straight away, click eject again and it stays open.
2. Put in a disc and install etc
3. Remove, click the button to shut.

Drive will pop in and out for the next one to three days at random intervals, quite funny to watch but very annoying.

This has happened with two different drives, I've stripped my machine down several times over the last year or so, gone from Win2k -> WinXP and it still goes mad. I've tried different IDE, power cables everything.

Anyone got any suggestions.

Elie
15th July 2005, 11:34
Bring in a priest to do an exorcism :D

Or I would toss it in the garbage and buy another one! Make sure you burn it just in case :)

Nowhere
15th July 2005, 12:00
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ZokesPro
15th July 2005, 12:32
Have you tried the drive on a known good PC?

Hey look, a non-post whore post! :p

Tjalfe
15th July 2005, 12:58
stop getting sticky stuff on the eject button :D

Technoid
15th July 2005, 13:12
It's usually the first sign of it being time to Upgrade to a new DVD drive ;)

HomeBrewer
15th July 2005, 15:46
Is/are the drive(s) on the IDE channel specifically jumperd for master and slave as appropriate? I have see many strange results if you rely on the cable select (CS) jumper setting.