Well hell, I didn't even know there was a hole on that door part, thanks for that Fishy! MSA while I was typing that post you came to mind so I knew that you'd come and help!
Well I tried the little hole and it worked! Yay! Fyi, there was no disk in it and I could use the button to close it but like before, the button won't open it. So I guess it's like you said and there is a seizure happening. Can you recommend a comparable and affordable replacement?
Also when my desktop was resurrected form the blue screen of death a couple of months ago I lost downloaded software when my hard drive was replaced. I had Nero burning and from reading CNET reviews they do recommend Nero 10 but it seems like it takes up a shit load of space. I'm not sure it something I will utilize fully as I just tend to burn DVDs once and a while for myself. Can anyone recommend a good software I can download?
In addition....as they help here is really good, I have another problem. Last year I got a Dell Studio 1500 laptop (windows 7 o/s) that had both Roxio burning as well as Windows DVD Movie maker. Because my desktop burner door wasn't opening I decided to use the Windows Movie maker to burn the DVD. After a bloody hour of encoding and burning it spit out a DVD with video but no audio. WTF?!? So after sluething on google and forums I'm getting it's either A) a third party burning software is conflicting with the windows so you have to un-install it or b) it's a codec problem which means I have to d/l a codec pack, but make sure i un-install the codecs that are already on here.
At this point my response to that is A) why the FUCK did you ship me a laptop that had two burning programs that are just going to conflict with anything else B) why the FUCK do I have to start fiddling around with installing and un-installing codecs which from what I can read on forums is just causing other people nothing but grief!
My laptop is much love and needed so I'm really scared to start messing with it. On the other had I think it's shit that I've paid for these programs only for them not to work properly. Also windows forums seems to give out the long and involved answers which confuse the hell out of me....
P.S. I just noticed that I have Quicktime on my laptop. Way back I tried to watch a video clip online and was told to d/l it. Halfway through I thought fuck it and cancelled it but it kept giving me messages that I needed to finish installing it so I did. I'm going to get that fucker off right now. I wonder if I have to get rid of my DivX player my VLC media player and my media player classic as well??