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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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.
That's a Mac error stating that the file you are trying to delete is currently being accessed.
First, close all open programs and try to delete the file. If that doesn't work, eject the drive by clicking the eject button in a Finder window. Disconnect the drive. Reboot. Then reattach the drive and immediately delete the file.
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.
There are two ways toopen 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 drivetray next to the Eject button. Push the paper clip gently until the drive traypops out, then pull the tray until it is fully out, then you can remove the CDdisc. If you continue having problem opening with the Eject button, then the CD driveis faulty and needs replacing.
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,
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