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    CD Tray Ejects

    Why would a CD tray eject its self?
    After a boot or reboot, the CD tray comes out and will not acept a CD.
    When pushed in it comes right back out.

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    Re: CD Tray Ejects

    It could be because it thinks that there's a CD already in the tray. My old Gateway box does this on power-up, when there IS one there.

    If it doesn't then accept CDs, there may be a bit of fluff on the sensors (heaven knows where they are), or there's an outside possibility that the bus cable connector / plug at the back of the CD drive isn't completely pushed home and one or more of the pins is making intermittent (or no) contact.

    Otherwise the drive may be in RIP mode...? ("Rest In Peace", I mean!)
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    Re: CD Tray Ejects

    It wants coffee. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    No seriously, it is possible for the eject button to become stuck. Maybe some canned air will fix that, or something a bit more delicate might need to be done. Or whatever switch the exterior button pushes on has gotten jammed. Someone might need to look inside there.

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    Re: CD Tray Ejects

    In addition, that sounds like the behaviour you get when your CD burner software "doesn't like" the CD you insert into the tray. When you close the tray, it ejects right back out to you. Do you have any programs related to CD burning that might be running as a TSR? (whether it shows in the tray or not) Something could be corrupt and need a re-install.

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