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Old 02-18-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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CD driver eject CD automaticly after 5 sec !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hello every body :
i have an Acer laptop Travlemate 290 ,well i am putting a CD or DVD and it is ejecting it after secends ,it thought it is from software , it tried to put CD in boot , and the same result happened ,even in grub ,it is the same does any one know solution , please help
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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is this the Microsoft Windows ONLY "driver" cd from a hardware manufacture

Linux normally has most already installed

if it is a MS only auto install and autorun cd
it will not auto run on a linux OS

But you should be able to read the contents of the cd


What is on the cd ?
is it blank or a music cd ?

what is the Linux Operating system that is on this laptop ?
and it's version ?
 
Old 02-18-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
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I would say the drive itself is broken.
 
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Sometimes the drive does not like the media/cd/dvd that is inserted.

I ran into this on a brand new Samsung laptop while doing the normal 4 dvd disk recovery backup. Sony disks were spit out. Some Memorix also. You just have to try different cds sometimes to rule out

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I would say the drive itself is broken.
Though it could be in this case

http://www.cnet.com/laptops/acer-tra...-30461349.html

From the age of the unit. michaelk is correct.
 
Old 02-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #5
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Very possible a hardware issue. I would use some dry air to blow dust out of the drive first. Depends on drive use. Could be a tray sensor, most use optic sensor instead of the older switch type on earlier drives.
 
Old 02-18-2013, 03:57 PM   #6
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Also possible that the Eject button is stuck or short circuited, I would check that also.
 
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Also possible that the Eject button is stuck or short circuited, I would check that also.
Eject buttom is not stuck ,
 
Old 02-19-2013, 02:00 AM   #8
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is this the Microsoft Windows ONLY "driver" cd from a hardware manufacture

Linux normally has most already installed

if it is a MS only auto install and autorun cd
it will not auto run on a linux OS

But you should be able to read the contents of the cd


What is on the cd ?
is it blank or a music cd ?

what is the Linux Operating system that is on this laptop ?
and it's version ?
NO!!!!! it is doing that for all CD ,DVD what ever the kind is ,in windows and linux also in Booting , I cant boot any thing ,
i Put a CD in Grub ,and the same result ,it eject it autimaticly ,it is y=run for 2 secs ,stop and eject
 
Old 02-19-2013, 02:04 AM   #9
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Hi,

Very possible a hardware issue. I would use some dry air to blow dust out of the drive first. Depends on drive use. Could be a tray sensor, most use optic sensor instead of the older switch type on earlier drives.
well the laptop is old from about 12 years ago i didnt open the DVD-CD drive ,where can i find this sensor,should i have to open the drive ?
 
Old 02-19-2013, 09:09 AM   #10
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Hi,

System that old then my money is on mechanical switches. Replace the drive so you can extend the system service.
 
  


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