DVD Drive Will Not Eject Manually

  Taff™ 10:41 14 Feb 2009

Can`t seem to remember what causes this so perhaps someone can remind me. Sony Vaio Laptop and when I press the button on the DVD drawer it won`t open. I have to right click the drive in Windows Explorer and then the eject option. Any pointers?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:52 14 Feb 2009

What software are you using that uses the drive?

software such as nero / roxio etc. locks the drives

  Taff™ 10:59 14 Feb 2009

That rings a bell! The laptop has Roxio installed - DigitalMedia SE.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:06 14 Feb 2009

make sure is not autostarting on boot run msconfig - startup tab and untick.

  Taff™ 11:59 14 Feb 2009

I`ve disabled the Sonic (Roxio) at start up but still no joy. Any other suggestion? Could it be something to do with disc finalisation in the options? I think it`s currently set to allow additional burning of files.

  sunnystaines 12:01 14 Feb 2009

goto my computer and select eject.

last resort push a end of a paper clip into the small hole by the drawer to release.

  Taff™ 12:06 14 Feb 2009

sunnystaines - that`s what I`m doing to eject the disks. Trying to find out why I can`t eject manually!

  Taff™ 12:52 14 Feb 2009

ink I`ve sussed it. The button on the drawer seems to work if I push it twice and very firmly. This is either a design feature to prevent accidental opening of the drawer or the catch is slightly misaligned. Either way it seems to work now.

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