CD stuck in disc drive

  ynohtna 14:46 19 Nov 2006
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Ello... as i type i have a cd-rw trapped in the disc drive of my laptop. Have tried pressing the button to eject and also by using the eject icon in 'my computer', 'd' drive but nothing is happening.... any ideas.....

  Halmer 14:50 19 Nov 2006

a little pinhole on the face of the cover that you can stick a thick pin into?

  VoG II 14:51 19 Nov 2006

Straighten out a paper clip and insert into the little hole in the drive drawer. Push gently but firmly.

  Halmer 14:51 19 Nov 2006

you may just have to force it open manually by unclipping the cover and dragging the tray out with your fingers.

  wint 14:53 19 Nov 2006

There should be a small emergency eject button within a hole about the size of a pin head or biro point. Try pressing that.

Otherwise, if the drive is removeable (it is on all laptops I have seen) you may be able to remove the CD from the removed drive unit. Usually it only requires a button push or slide to remove the whole drive. Having powered down of course.

  ynohtna 14:54 19 Nov 2006

Cool! Thanks for the quick reply. Pin worked a treat.

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