Re: ASUS M3A - DVD Player reluctant to eject
- From: "Rhino" <no_offline_contact_please@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 9 Nov 2011 19:13:34 -0500
"Nobody > (Revisited)" <usenetharvested@xxxxxxx> wrote in message news:7VCuq.17017$Mg.7365@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
On 11/9/2011 9:16 AM, Rhino wrote:I'll give that a whirl.I've been having an odd problem for a while now. The DVD player in my
computer, which uses an ASUS M3A motherboard, is often reluctant to eject.
Basically, I can push the eject button on the drive as many as three
times and not have it open. It clunks a few times over the space of
several seconds and I can hear the drive spin but the drive itself won't
open. If I use the Eject option on the drive in Windows/My Computer, it
always works the first time, although sometimes it hesitates a bit
before it opens. The issue occurs whether there is a disk in the drive
Any idea why that would be happening or what I can do to make the eject
button work EVERY time?
The drive is a Liteon DH20A4H. I'm running Windows XP SP2.
It's most likely an internal problem with the drive. Years ago I might have spent the time to troubleshoot and fix it, but the replacement cost is so low that it's faster/cheaper/easier to just jerk the LiteOn out.
About the only thing I'd recommend would be trying a firmware upgrade.
SmartPack - Firmware Auto Upgade Program for Optical Storage Products
If that doesn't fix it, bin it.
I don't have any recommendations for a replacement, my own experience says that consumer-level optical drives are a crapshoot.
You're probably right; a replacement is probably cheaper than trying to repair it. I seem to recall helping a friend out to acquire a DVD burner and the drive was only about $20. Not the kind of thing that is going to break the bank....
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