1.    28 Jul 2017 #1
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    DVD Reader not ejecting when pressing it's button


    As title says, but it does eject if I tell it to through Windows File Explorer and it does read and write discs, and seems to be working normally. Been trying to fiddle with its cable too. Is this just a hardware failure? Have done some diagnostics too through Windows.
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  2.    28 Jul 2017 #2
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    I had a HP DVD writer that started not opening the tray when I pressed the open button, it might open after about 8 presses. Just got so annoying, I just got a new burner and it works fine. So, I would say hardware failure.
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  3.    28 Jul 2017 #3
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    Mine worked before after about the same amount of presses. Now I can press a hundred times without anything. Luckily a DVD burner isn't expensive.
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  4.    28 Jul 2017 #4
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    Funny, that's the same mode of failure I'm having on my desktop DVD drives - eject button fails.
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  5.    29 Jul 2017 #5
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    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    Quote Originally Posted by SomaTGW View Post
    As title says, but it does eject if I tell it to through Windows File Explorer and it does read and write discs, and seems to be working normally. Been trying to fiddle with its cable too. Is this just a hardware failure? Have done some diagnostics too through Windows.
    The button is probably bust. Just right click the drive in My Computer and choose Eject.
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  6.    29 Jul 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve C View Post
    The button is probably bust. Just right click the drive in My Computer and choose Eject.
    Yeah, been doing that, gonna plan to invest in a new rewriter in the future.
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