View Full Version : CD player stays open.

miester gandertak
01-04-2005, 18:55:02
Hello schjmart ones i need your help.
I am at my friends place (not Dri dra drekkus) and the cdplayer in his computer stays open.
He just bought a dvd writer and thought he could outsmart the problem just by buying a new device but that was not it.
Is this a virus thingy or wtf is it.
We ran several tests no virus.
help help help help.

01-04-2005, 21:05:47
Have you tried a hammer ?

If it's a physical thing maybe you need to replace it ?

miester gandertak
01-04-2005, 21:57:24
well it's not physical, just bought a new player and acts the sames.

01-04-2005, 22:14:30
Not sure I understand. What happens when you push it closed then ?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
01-04-2005, 22:15:21
Use duct tape.

Tell me if I have this right:

You friend's CD tray sticks out all the time. He bought a new player, and now THAT one sticks out all the time.

Sounds like a hardware fault at the mobo level or with the cable. Try swapping out the IDE cable, see what that does.

miester gandertak
01-04-2005, 22:20:55
okay thanks
will try

Sir Penguin
01-04-2005, 22:52:06
Or, it could be a virus.

Have you tried pressing the "close" button?


miester gandertak
01-04-2005, 23:48:45
well eeeh yeah
then it goes zzzzoep zzzzzzzzzzoep and it is open again.

02-04-2005, 02:42:01
Run some spyware checkers as well. It's april fool's day, so offhand, I'd think it is some virus or trojan that is pranking him.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
02-04-2005, 05:19:44
I'd believe that, but it sounds like he was having an ongoing problem with it and so replaced it with a new one. Unless April Fools virus pranksets are really setting up their pranks early these days, I'd say probably not.

Once, many years ago, a so-called friend of mine purposely infected my PC with a backdoor controlling app, and freaked me out by opening and closing my CD player remotely at random. Needless to say, I spent much time the next day eradicating every last trace of the thing...

miester gandertak
02-04-2005, 08:42:02
yep it's an ongoing thing.

miester gandertak
02-04-2005, 16:40:12
wee tried a new IDE cable, no luck.
thing drives me crazy


anything schmjart is welcome

02-04-2005, 16:55:06
Then it may be a motherboard problem like Qaj said. But like Darkstar said run a full bunch of anti spyware software before spending any money.

a good place to start is this site

miester gandertak
02-04-2005, 19:42:02
Allthough you may be right, somehow it doesn´t seem logical. The same IDE cable also supported and connected another DVD player (not writer) and this was working fine. So how can it be possible that the Mother Board has a fault? I ran 5 different anti virus programs and they all came up flawless.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
02-04-2005, 21:30:56
The motherboard could still be at fault because it controls two IDE devices per cable. The circuitry that controls the second one could have the fault.

Try plugging the new drive into the other IDE cable connection on the same cable (for there are two), or on the second IDE connector (if you have one - you should).

If you still have the problem no matter which connector you use, then I'm temporarily stumped :)

03-04-2005, 03:19:44
Then its gremlins

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
03-04-2005, 08:16:52
I'm stumped due to gremlins? That's odd.

03-04-2005, 10:27:28
It's probably something the cats dragged in. Thats why your tummy hurts

03-04-2005, 11:03:39
Just a thought... Are you sure the cable connector is right way round.

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
03-04-2005, 17:49:39
The connectors should only be able to be plugged in one way due to a groove in the socket. Unless they forced it in, which is not totally unbelieveable.

Mr. G, check the pins on the IDE connector on the motherboard, make sure none are bent or snapped off.

04-04-2005, 02:52:29
Due to the fact that the key on the connector almost doubles the cost of the mould, and adds to the handling costs, and the variety of manufacturers tolerances, you will find very few actually keyed connectors. They seem to now rely on the stripe only to indicate pin 1.

I have had three or four wrong way round, even though no one has ever touched them...!!!! :D

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
04-04-2005, 03:31:27
I've never encoundered a non-keyed IDE connector. Floppy drives, on the other hand, are a bugger to hook up because of the lack of key and the twisted cable end. I get those wrong about 10% of the time :o