I can't open the Laptop's DVD ROM

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Jelmer

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I can't eject the CD which I inserted in my Laptop.I tried to press that button,selecting eject but nothing.I can't take it out of there.(my windows is xp professional)
 

valis

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there should be a small hole below the dvd tray; straighten a paper clip and insert it there, that is the manual over-ride to open the tray door.
 

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you should see a small hole on the front panel of the DVD - use a paperclip and untwist insert into the hole and that should activate the locking mechanism and the draw pop open, allowing you to remove the CD
 

Byteman

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Yep.


Some trays don't have the small hole to push in a paper clip- a very light nudge with a flat tool like a butter knife, easy now hoss.... might un-stick the tray or get it to open. Try just as you push the button to open the tray.

When they get to sticking like this, it's usually time for a new drive, not always tho.

For towers, opening the case and trying to re-align the drive, after loosening a bit, might help. I've taken some apart and had the tray slide better afterward but there really isn't much you can fix in there.
 
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