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CD Drawer will not open - Compaq Presario X1000 Notebook

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    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    ok..on some models, you can stick a thin toothpick, or the opened end of a paper clip in a small hole along the surface, and while pressing the button to open, gently pull on that clip and it should open up..

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Most CD's have a small hole in the front of the drawer cover. This hole can be used to open the drawer, straighten out a large paper clip (wire style). About 2" should be enough! Put he paper clip end thru the hole perpendicular to the front (straight in). You will feel resistance at about 1/2" to 1", pressing firmly (don't jam it in), the drawer will start to open as you press the right place, gently pull the drawer open. If something is jammed inside, removal and possible replacement may be required. If you don't feel confident in opening the case, don't!

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