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?
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Re: emachine hard drive door will not open (how to...
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.
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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.
Get a big paperclip and straighten it out. Then poke it into the tiny little hole just to the left of the CD/DVD drive's eject button. Move it around if you need to, but keep pushing until the tray opens.
There should be a button just below the cd tray on the front of the tower. If I remember correctly, on E-Machines there is a black bar just below the tray, and the button is a small section of this bar. If you press along the bar you should find a place that presses in. That will be the button to eject the tray.
Another way to do this is to click on "My Computer", there should either be a link on your desktop, or in the start menu. In this window you should see your disk drive, usually "D:\". Right click on this icon, and there should be a menu option called "Eject", which will open the drive for you.
There are two ways to open the CD drive door if the button just below the drive tray does not work. Go to My Computer and right click on the drive and click on Eject. If this does not work then you can manually open the CD drive tray by - Straighten a paper clip and gently insert it into a tiny hole below the drive tray next to the Eject button. Push the paper clip gently until the drive tray pops out, then pull the tray until it is fully out, then you can remove the CD disc. If you continue having problem openning with the Eject button, then the CD drive may be faulty and needs replacing.
Hi, On the front of most CD or DVD drives there is a small pin hole that you can use to open the drive if it gets stuck. Grab yourself a strong paper clip, straighten one end, insert the straight bit into the hole and push firmly once you feel some resistance. This will partly open the drive tray to either allow you to remove a cd or insert a new cd or dvd. Question, Is there a light lit on the front of the drive when you are: a. trying to eject (instead of using the front button on the drive try using the "Right Click and then Eject" option when selecting the dvd drive in My Computer), If not the drive may be stuffed (broken) or perhaps the 4 pin power connection lead at the rear of the dvd drive has fallen out. b. is the drive tray sticky when opening or closing? (get a new drive...very easy and very cheap to buy and replace) Good luck, Steve (Melbourne,Australia)
If the keyboard has a CD/DVD Eject key, press it. The
key is usually placed by the volume knob and is marked by a triangle pointing up with a line underneath.
Right-click the icon for the CD, CDRW, or DVD drive that is stuck, and then click Eject.
If the CD or DVD drive door button is a long clear plastic bar on the
front of the PC, press firmly on the right side of bar. Some models
have a button on the front panel of the PC to the right of the hinged
door. Press the button to eject the drive.
If the drive door button is part of the PC case and is covering the
actual drive door, open the door that is part of the PC case and press
button on the faceplate of the drive.
Restart the PC and press the
button on the front of the drive when the first screen appears (before
Windows launches). If the drive door opens this way but does not open
in Windows, another software program is taking control of the CD
driver. Try shutting down or configuring any software programs that
create discs or monitor the CD or DVD drive.
If the door still does not open, do the following:
Close all programs and shut down the PC.
Unplug the power cord from the power outlet.
Look for the small hole on the faceplate of the CD or DVD drive. This
is the manual release. The location of the manual release hole will vary
Straighten the paperclip and insert it into the manual release hole until resistance is felt.
Once the resistance is felt, keep pushing the paper clip until the drawer opens a little.
Remove the paper clip and gently pull out the drawer until the disc is accessible.
Remove the CD and turn on the PC.
If the tray still does not open, do the following steps to check the
power cable for the drive. Work on a hard flat surface over a
Turn off the PC.
Unplug all power cords from the back of the PC.
Press and release the
button on the front of the computer.
Remove the side panel.
Unplug the power cable and wait five seconds.
a different power cable that is not being used, plug the different
power cable into the back of the drive, making sure that it fits firmly
into the socket. If a different power cable is not available, replug
the original power cable into the back of the drive, making sure that
it fits firmly into the socket.
Replace the side panel and plug in the power cord.
Turn on the PC and press the eject button on the front of the drive.
the optical drive does not have the manual eject feature and the CD
tray will not open by using the steps in this document or if a disc has
shattered inside the drive, the CD, CDRW, DVD drive may need to be