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sledgehammer

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spastic CDrom tray
« on: March 13, 2011, 11:59:50 pm »
Every now and then the (empty) CDrom tray on my IBM T2 decides to pop open.  I think it may be haunted.  I close it and then 10 or 20 minutes later, for no good reason, it pops open again.  I have tried to notice a pattern, but best I can tell, there is none.  Has a mind of its own.

Any suggestions?  (Prayer doesn't work).

« Last Edit: April 17, 2011, 04:04:33 pm by sledgehammer »
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Re: spastic CDrom tray
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 04:12:25 am »
You could try running a Live OS and see if it does the same thing. Either run it from a USB stick, or with a "toram" option so the CDROM is not locked.


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Re: spastic CDrom tray
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2011, 01:59:51 am »
There is an eject command in /usr/bin and/or /usr/local/bin. May be that is being
triggered somehow. Try to make it non-executable and hope and pray if it stops.

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Re: spastic CDrom tray
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2011, 10:20:42 am »
I have the opposite problem on one of my P3 machines.  The darn thing won't open most of the time.  I have to use an un-rolled paperclip in that "manual"  tiny little hole under the tray.  Gremlins in the machines,  I tell you!
« Last Edit: March 20, 2011, 10:22:15 am by nitehawk »

sledgehammer

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Re: spastic CDrom tray
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2011, 01:11:12 pm »
I had trouble running a live OS.  Probably a bad CD as I carry them around in my briefcase.

Eject on my system in in /usr/bin.  I changed group and others from "read only" to "none."  Perhaps that will help.  It (eject) still works though from the non-root (and root) command line.  It hasn't popped open in the last few minutes.  Too early to mark thread solved, but thanks to all for the suggestions.

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Re: spastic CDrom tray
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 01:18:12 pm »
Popped open about a minute after last post.  Changed permissions to root "read only."  Also, though I had blown out the drive when this first started happening, this time I cleaned it (the inside edges) with a paperclip.

Who knows.  Will report.
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Re: spastic CDrom tray
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2011, 09:08:56 pm »
Before getting rm-r's post, I reinstalled cdrecord and kb3 and the various tools (cdrkit and cdrtools) and used the default k3bsetup. 

It hasn't popped open for a few hours.

John
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Re: spastic CDrom tray
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2011, 11:59:45 pm »
Its been quite a while now, and the cdrom drive is no longer popping open. I have done nothing else.  Something (I am not too sure what) I did must have fixed it.   So I marked it solved.  Thanks to all for your help.

John
« Last Edit: April 17, 2011, 04:10:52 pm by sledgehammer »
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