> "Marcus Houlden" <spam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 22:31:34 -0000, Ed Cryer <ed@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote the following to uk.comp.misc:
>>> Sometimes the tray won't open, neither by the button nor by right
>>> click/eject. It just makes a slight clunk sound as if it's trying.
>>> After a few tries it works. Then I open and close it about ten
>>> times. But later it's back to square one again.
>>> I've uninstalled/re-installed. Downloaded & installed latest
>>> drivers. Same problem.
>>> Is there something in the gubbins I should oil? Or wipe, or blow on?
>> Probably time to get a new one, especially if you've had it a while.
>> You can
>> buy a new DVD writer for about £15, even from PC World.
> If you do replace the drive, beware of a problem that I encountered:
> the existing Nero software would not recognise the new drive. I had
> to buy another drive, this time with Nero bundled with it, and
> uninstall the original Nero.
> I tried the standard Nero solution for this symptom, which was a
> download that allowed non-admin users the ability to write to the
> drive, but it had no effect. I suspect that the original Nero may
> have been a customised version that was locked to work only with the
> original drive.
I've often come across this problem with Nero. My solution is to
uninstall Nero and swear to myself that I will never reinstall such
useless crap again.