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DVD/CD ROM does not open

I push the eject button - nothing happens
I right click the DVD/ROM icon in 'My Computer', select 'eject - nothing happens

How can I get my dvd/cd rom to open again so that I can use it?

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  • rbunhu Oct 08, 2008

    DVD/CD ROM does not open

  • Anonymous Oct 26, 2008

    your computer is not recognizing the CD-ROM drive.

  • reapersoft Nov 29, 2008

    My issue is similar, seems to happen after running a DVD or CD in the drive for a while. Pushing the button on the drive does not disengage it, neither does selecting eject from Windows explorer.

    The solution offered is not viable on the emachine model that I have (its a mini desktop), there is no pin hole for manually opening the drive that I can see.

    I contacted E-Machines and they gave me the typical first line support answer and directed me to a link that gives various DVD/CD-Rom solutions. Unfortunately this problem is related to the driver or perhaps some E-Machine hardware problem. I'll keep pinging them but it was $200 bucks so I figure its cheap and I'm not expecting much in the way of support.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I have the a similar problem, except it only happens when I first turn on the computer. I press the button to eject the DVD burner, and I hear it try to open but it does not open. It will take up to five or six tries then it opens, and it does not have any more problems the entire time I have the computer on. I looked for the hole to put the paper clip on but there is none. I just hope that it does not get stuck with a disk in it.

    My machine is a W3611 with a DVD burner combo.

  • irina_z73 Dec 09, 2008

    DVD/CD-ROM tray keeps opening & closing itself

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    My E- Machines cd-rom drive button seems to be broke.

  • tuttblt Mar 04, 2009

    I have the same problem. The unit makes the right sound as if trying to open, but it does not. When the open button is depressed, the flashing disc icon appears with the cursor even though there is no disk inserted.

    When the drive does open, it works as if nothing is wrong and continues to do so until the sessions are finished. When I boot up again, the same problem occurs ... every time.

    I have resorted to the paper clip.

    What can be done.



  • weddingdoves Mar 11, 2009

    I thought at first that my E-Machine had no hole to insert the paperclip, but with more lighting, wah-la, there it was. It opens easily when the disk is in.

  • Foofsmom Apr 27, 2009

    I have an E-Machinemodel: T6216 and my DVD drive has been stuck closed for some time. I just bought a DVD burner but that doesn't READ discs just burns. So I have looked all over for this supposed pin hole but I don't seem to have one. If pried open it will open but I hate doing that and it takes forever to figure out exactly how I did it last time LOL. Can anyone help?



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There should be a small hole on the front panel of the DVD-ROM. Take a paper clip and insert it into the hole and push to open the tray. If the DVD-ROM tray continues to malfunction, you'll need to replace it. DVD-ROMS run anywhere from $25.00 to $75.00.

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