Question about E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

Emachine hard drive door will not open (how to repair?)

The hard drive door will not open. When the external eject button is depressed, the door sounds as if it is going to open but it does not. The same happens when the internal eject button is used. Will I need a new hard drive or can the door be repaired?


Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 247 Answers

Assuming this means the CD drive rather than the Hard Drive (which doesn't normally have a link to the outside world).......

Unless something from outside is very obviously fouling the door, the problem is probably internal to the drive. With the price of replacement drives these days (shockingly low), I wouldn't even bother opening the drive to investigate what's wrong - I'd just put a new (probably higher spec) one in.

They're all a standard size and fitting and fitting a replacement is a "no surprises" job.


Posted on Sep 17, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I open the dvd door on my dell computer?

By pressing the eject button in front of DVD drive, if that's not working or is mechanically damaged, then go to start, then my computer, then you will see your drives. Right click on DVD/CDR the select eject. If you got it stucked with something and it won't eject then you need to find yourself a paper clip and straighten one end, you will then insert and push hard thru a small ejection hole in the front of DVD drive itselft.

Apr 26, 2014 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

Unmount usb

External hard drives are portable storage devices you can use to back up files or transfer content from one computer to another quickly and safely.

While external hard drives vary in design and storage capacity, turning them off properly is ideal because it decreases the chances of damaging or corrupting files.

Whether you are using Windows or Mac OS X, you can safely eject and turn off your external hard drive in minutes.

Safely eject your external hard drive before turning it off if you have connected it to your computer.

To do so, click the "Safely remove hardware" icon on the system tray on the taskbar. T
he hardware window launches.

Click your external hard drive's icon in the hardware window and click the "Stop" button. You should see the "This device can now be safely removed from your computer" dialog message.

Press the "Power" button to turn off your external hard drive.
Some external hard drives turn off automatically when you safely eject them.

Right-click your external hard drive's icon on the desktop if you are using a Mac, and then click "Eject."

Alternatively, drag your external hard drive's icon from the desktop to the "Trash" bin.
You should no longer see your hard drive on the desktop.

Press the "Power" button to turn off your external hard drive

Feb 05, 2014 | Transcend Computers & Internet

1 Answer


The CD drive has a pinhole on the door/drawer. It should be located close to the button you press to open the drive. Straighten a paper clip and insert it in the pinhole, pressing gently. The drive should open, releasing the CD.

Jun 22, 2013 | E-Machines emachines (emachinees) CD-ROM...

1 Answer

Cant eject my toshiba external drive

Is it listed in Computer? if so, right click, scroll down to Eject. If that fails shut down computer, unplug external drive USB and pry the door open or disassemble the case.

Dec 25, 2012 | Toshiba E05A050CAU3XW Canvio Hard Drive...

1 Answer

I emachine dvd rom/burner won't open how can i open it? but before it really do not play any dvd and then now it wont open.

If the door on your CD/DVD drive will not open when you push the eject button (on the front of the drive), Click on Start, My Computer, and Right Click on your CD/DVD drive. Then Click on Eject. If the door still refuses to open, you can insert a paper clip into the small hole on the faceplate of the drive and push it in until the door opens. If the door continues to refuse to open in the normal manner, you will have to replace the drive,
If you have any additional questions contact me by clicking on the "Add a comment" link located under your problem description on FixYa. Also, if you believe that this information was helpful to you, please rate my solution using FixYa's "Solution Helpful" rating scale.
Best regards,

Apr 05, 2011 | E-Machines emachines (emachinees) CD-ROM...

2 Answers

My cddvdrw drive door won't open to install a disc

Hi !

If your CDROM drive is not opening, try to push paper clip in the pin hole above the CDROM. This pinhole is use to eject the CDROM drive.

Good Luck

Jan 08, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

1 Answer

Emachine-new-disc door used 3 times, now it will not open. Help.

Open "My Computer".
Point at the icon for the CD-drive.
Click with the SECOND (usually the RIGHT) mouse-button on that icon.
Choose "eject", to open the door.

If that does not work, then exercise the WARRANTY on your NEW computer to get the problem fixed, at no cost to you.

Sep 21, 2010 | E-Machines emachines (emachinees) CD-ROM...

2 Answers

The CD rom tray will not open.

just watch carefully on cd drive front there is a tine hole somewhere below the door area . now u need a very thin rod or something to insert in to it. there is a button inside that hole so while pressing that button press the eject button. hopefully ur cd drive door will open

Apr 20, 2010 | IBM -3509707 External 4x CD-ROM Drive

1 Answer

Cant get my cd drawer to open i push the button and it wont open try pushing button and pry at the same time and nothing happens have emachine T3508

with your computer power turned off, use a straight mini-kabob pin (or sturdy paper clip) to manually let out the DVD drive tray. There is a little hole under the drive tray door that accepts this kind of tool device. Another option is to massage the door while trying to eject the DVD drive tray. This method requires your computer to be turned on and by selecting the proper drive (E:) from the My Computer in Start Menu, you then "Eject" and can push in on the door and on the corners, enabling the DVD drive tray to open.

Feb 02, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

The cd drive won't open on the tower

If you look closeley there should be a small hole near the eject button. You can manually open the door with a straightened paper clip.

Mar 19, 2009 | E-Machines emachines (emachinees) CD-ROM...

Not finding what you are looking for?
E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC Logo

Related Topics:

123 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top E-Machines Computers & Internet Experts

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18420 Answers

Are you an E-Machines Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides