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To manually open a CD Tray on a Desktop

To manually open a CD Tray on your Desktop computer look for a small pin hole under the door. If you insert a small diam paper clip it will push the tray open just enough for you to grab the tray and open it up the rest of the way.. Good Luck

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CD DRIVE DOOR BUTTON JAMMED ON AX5900


You should see a small 'pin hole' on the face of the CD drive, usually near the eject button itself, but not always. Straighten a paper clip (med size is best) and insert into the hole. You will feel a little resistance (this is good) continue pushing the paper clip straight in until the door pops open. Almost all CD/DVD drives have this "manual open" pin hole for just such cases. Alternately you can open My Computer, point to the CD/DVD icon, right click and choose the "eject" option, this will open the tray if the physical button has stopped working.

Jul 15, 2014 | Acer Computers & Internet

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the cd tray on my computer will not open


HI

use thin and long paper pin to open it,

insert pin in cd tray"s hole which u see in front of CD tray and push it,you will get the Cd tray out..

May 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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dvd won't eject. It lights up flashing like wants to open. I tried to eject dvd every way possible ie., computer link, etc


All CD / DVD drives have a Eject Pin Hole. The only thing we need is a paper clip to use it


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All we have to do is bend it at the first curve 180 degrees (straitening it out). Then take the second curve and bend it 90 degrees. Now we need to locate the Eject Pin Hole.


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Laptop - Notebook CD / DVD drives:
The trays on laptops/notebooks are spring loaded, so all that is needed is to release the locking mechanism. You do not have to insert the paper clip as far as with a desktop CD / DVD drive, as you are not connecting to the gearing under the tray. Gently insert the paper clip into the Eject Pin Hole. Once you feel it make contact, gently push in and the tray will eject immediately. Once done, gently push the tray back inward until it locks back into place.



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Desktop CD / DVD drives:
Gently insert the modified paper clip into the Eject Pin Hole until you feel it make contact with the gear underneath the tray. Firmly pressing inward, you will notice the tray to start to move out. Press inward until you have enough room to get your finger under the tray and then pull it out the rest of the way. If you can only get a small portion of the tray out, you can use the other end of the paper clip to gently pry open the tray enough to get your finger under it. Once done, gently push back the tray to the closed position. It will close firmly when the system is powered up.

Mar 14, 2011 | Compaq Presario 700 Series DVD-Rom Drive...

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manaully open a disk player for a emachine


there's a small hole in the front of the disk drive close to the base of the tray and near the button used to open the drive. get a paper clip, open one end, hold carefully, and place it in the hole and push carefully till the drive opens.

to close, just push the tray back in firmly but without slaming it in. don't want to damage any of the gears inside.

Sep 24, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Acer desktop computer can not open cd-rom drive


try:-
1. select "my computer", right click on cd drive, and click on eject

2. switch off pc,then manually eject cd tray by inserting a strong paper clip in the small pin hole on the front of the cd drive,insert the clip for about 1.5 cm (half inch) in the pin hole and you will feel it press on a lever to open the tray slightly.

Apr 30, 2009 | Acer Power 1000 PC Desktop

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