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Re: DVD ROM won't open
I suggest that you power cycle your laptop. What I mean is that you shutdown the PC, disconnect the AC adapter and remove the battery and hold down the power button for about a minute. Then afterwards reconnect the battery, AC adapter and power on the system. And try to open the drive before it boots up inside Windows.
If this doesn't work, I suggest that you reseat the optical drive (DVDROM), what this means is that you remove or disconnect the drive from the computer then put it back in, then try it again to see if it works.
If that doesn't work, I suggest that you already try running the computer's diagnostics program to check and see if the drive itself passes the diags. You may have to replace the drive if all these fail, since it will now be considered a mechanical problem.
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There are two ways to open the CD drive door ifthe 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 drivemay be faulty and needs replacing.
It sounds like your CD/DVD rom is stuck or damaged. If the drive is empty, this means that something is wrong with the drive itself.
Often, you can use a paperclip that has been bent straight to open this. insert the paper clip into the tiny hole on the door pannel of your CD/DVD drive and most of the time it should pop right open.
if it does not pop open right away, I have seen situations where the disc becomes lodged inside the case and will not allow the door to open at all. This may require you to take your laptop to a repair facility and explain the situation to them.
If you are feeling very confident, you can try to remove the CD rom drive from your laptop, remove the outer casing and see if you can dislodge the disc that way.
This is sometimes cuased by either a faulty drive motor or even the Magnet which keeps the disc in place.
You can force eject the disc by taking a paper clip and straightening it out, then you insert the clip into the tiny hole under the CD tray and pressing it in firmly until the tray releases.
your cd rom tray is stuck inside may be due to a hardware error please take a paper clip and make it straight now insert this clip in a small hole located at the front panel of your cd rom drive..apply some pressure and the tray will be ejected/..
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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.
does the light come on on the drive ? have you tried straightening a paper clip an putting it in to the little hole to push the draw open this may make it work if its stuck or try right clicking the drive in explorer and choosing eject from there