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A CD player that won't stay put may be a sign of hardware failure. Maybe it's time to upgrade.
My CD tray started this "going in" at startup and popping back out and going back in and then staying out. If I have to open it up, no screws on the case, what would you suggest?
In this excerpt from Answercast #45, I look at a CD player that is going in and out. It might need to be replaced.
Well, to be honest, what I would suggest is either of two things:
You probably do.
This is often a sign of a CD drive that's gone bad; so ultimately, my recommendation is that one of the first things you do is replace it.
Ideally at this point, I would use it as an opportunity to upgrade a little bit and I would get a DVD drive or a DVD/CD writer, so that you can actually handle more formats than perhaps you were in the past.
So that's what I would do. I would (very first thing) replace the actual drive and see if that doesn't make the problem go away. They're not terribly expensive these days.
If it's something that you can't afford, then at a minimum, you might see if
you can borrow a drive from someone to see if replacing it would in fact solve
the problem. I'm guessing it will. That way, you'll at least know whether or not
you need to spend the money.
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