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Author Topic: My laptop's DVD drive opens automatically every few minutes.  (Read 289 times)

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    Re: My laptop's DVD drive opens automatically every few minutes.
    « Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 10:32:25 AM »
    It is hungry. Feed it.  :P

    This is a glitch in Windows 10 install and/or updates.
    However,the issue predates Windows 10.
    You can try:
    A. Disable CD-ROM boot in BIOS
    B. Disable Auto-play in Windows.
    C. Buy a new CD/DVD drive.
    D. Disconnect power and data to the drive.

    Otherwise, you do registry edits that still might not solve the problem.


    « Last Edit: March 07, 2018, 10:43:18 AM by Geek-9pm »

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    Re: My laptop's DVD drive opens automatically every few minutes.
    « Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 01:35:33 PM »
    Does this only happen when a specific game or program is running or random?

    College friend years ago had a game that normally required a disc present that the game worked from but the crack wasnt perfect in that it kept popping the drive open for the original disc even when the game was running, so he ran the game with the tray open.  ::)

    The drive itself could be defective and think that the tray isnt seated properly in which its hard coded to open itself vs trying to close if the close sensor isnt detected as well. *If this is the case then blowing canned air into the drive to free up a dust bunny might correct for a blocked LED sensor beam, or the drive needs to be replaced if its mechanically flawed causing itself to reopen.

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    Re: My laptop's DVD drive opens automatically every few minutes.
    « Reply #3 on: March 07, 2018, 01:55:59 PM »
    I would ignore Geek's advice above if i were you...
    Did you maybe interrupt a burning task >? ?
    Check whichever apps you use for burnin/playin DVD's...
       
     
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