Having problems with your HP Compaq Presario R4000 Notebook ?

Dvd door keeps opening. Won't load dvd. Won't stay closed.Compaq laptop. Bought at Wal Mart this summer. Problem started a few weeks ago. Aaaaargh.


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It sounds like the electronically activated latch is physically broken. Does it close while the computer is off? If it doesn't close with the computer off and the battery removed, you have to replace the drive.
Just for the why not of it, have you removed the drive and put it back in? There should be a screw you can remove on the bottom on the side of the drive, just one, remove that and pull the drive out. Try closing the drive with it out of the computer. Take a look and see if you can see what's wrong, then put it back in, and put the screw back.
If it won't close any of these ways, consider duct tape, or some other way of manually latching or holding the drive closed so you can at least use it. If you physically hold the drive closed, it should be able to read a cd/dvd.
Check and make sure a disk is not stuck in the disk drive. If a disk is not stuck try closing the door and hold the door close, shut down the computer. Start the computer and hold the the door while the computer reboots. Hope this fixes it. [email protected].
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