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Hey,

I have a TDK DVD/CDR Burner Drive, and it does this wierd thing where if I push the drive open button it wont open, the light will come on then turn off. Then I do the whole "paper clip in the small eject hole" thing and it will open and then close properly...However, then ....

I can only get it to open if i right click it and click eject in windows.

Its like once I boot up windows, I have to do the "paper clip" thing once to wake the drive up. Then eject will work. Also, if I let the computer sit for a long time idle, then it starts again and I have to "paper clip" it to wake it up again.

Any one have any idea as to why this is happening? TDK had me upgrade the firmware, no difference, I upgraded from win98 to winXP, no difference, I turned off windows Autoplay features for CDROM drives, no difference, i upgraded my VIA IDE BUS Controller, no difference.

The drive burns fine, its just aggrivating for the door to not open when i tell it too. Any ideas?

Specs:
Windows XP
512 SDRAM
AMD Athlon 1.2 GHz
TDK DVD+(4x)/CD-RW Burner
motherboard: Asus (not sure on model?)
Chipset: VIA
 

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It sounds like a drive issue, but there's one thing you can try. Shutdown the machine, remove the connections from the drive, and reboot. Shutdown again and reconnect the drive and reboot again.
 
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