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hp pavilion eject key fails to eject disc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by in32victus, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. in32victus

    in32victus Thread Starter

    Mar 14, 2011
    I upgraded from Vista to W7 ultimate, when I try to use the optical drive eject key nothing happens. I can eject the disc by navigating to the disc in Computer, r click, eject. Unable to find updated driver on hp site. HP Pavilion dv3-1075US. Any help is appreciated.

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  2. Tanis


    May 29, 2006
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    Hi and welcome to TSG.

    My first thought would be a physical problem with the button. Optical drives don't have any drivers as such to download, they are an inbuilt driver in Windows. If it works fine via the Control Panel (right click, eject) as you say but doesn't work with the button on the machine, then I suspect the button may be broken.

    Probably your easiest solution is to but a new drive, they are pretty cheap.

    For standard CD/DVD drives: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=55&name=CD-DVD-Drives

    For CD/DVD writers: http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=5&name=CD-DVD-Burners
  3. vicks


    Jan 31, 2005
    You might be able to save yourself a step or two if you create a shortcut for the optical drive on your desk top..
    (open computer, right click on cd/dvd drive, send to desktop.).
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