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Thanks! I read that paper clip solution in another post, but didn't see the small hole in the front of the drawer. I assumed this model didn't have one. : ( Wonders of using a flashlight-tadah!!

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There will be a small pin-hole below the tray either on the left-side or rightside.

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One disc drawer won't open


If there is a small hole on the front, straighten out a paper clip and push it in to open the drawer....

Beyond that, the drive may have failed.

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Make sure the computer is turned on then Take a Paper Clip (Gem Clip) and straighten it out then kneel in front of the desktop facing the cd drawer. Look closely at the drawer and you will see tiny hole where you will insert the paper clip (Gem Clip) and at the same time Press the Button on the cd drawer while applying pressure by pushing the paper clip (Gem Clip). The drawer will pop open. Don't worry about breaking something, that's why that tiny hole is there.

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Hi wmickie49...
Straighten out a paper clip, look at the cd drawer...there will be a very small hole somewhere on the cd player/burner...insert the straight paper clip into that hole and your drawer will open.
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This could be an issue with the drive itself.

You might want to consider replacing the drive, however, if you have a CD stuck in the drive or the drive doesn't seem to be getting enough power, etc...

Then you may want to try this.

1.) Unfold a small paper clip until it is straight. Any small, straight metal object will work but I find that paper clips work best.
2.) Look at the front of your ODD. You should see the button that normally opens the drive on the right hand side.
3.) Slightly to the left and above the button you should see a small hole (VERY small, like the size of a paper clip)
4.) CAREFULLY insert the paper clip in to the small hole. Push straight back until you feel the paper clip strike the mechanical release.
5.) This will open the ODD slightly, you may have to use your fingernails to open the drive the rest of the way.

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Does the light flash when you press the button? If so, was there a disk in the drive previously? There is a small hole on the front of the unit. With power off, get a paper clip and open it up halfway. Push the open end into this hole and the drawer should pop open by about half an inch. This will be enough for you to gently pull the drive open and remove anything stuck inside. Ian.

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If you take a paper clip and straighten it, there is a little hole in the front of the CD drive, push the paper clip into it and your CD drive will get pushed open. This will get a CD out, but will not fix it.

Try re-seating, or connecting a different power cable to the back of the CD drive. Does your PC even recognize that the CD drive is present?

Most of the time the CD drive needs to be replaced.... they are very cheap.

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I have a Dell Studio 17 and the eject button for the CD slot doesn't work. There is supposed to be a pinhole for manual ejection--where is it?!!! thanks


If this has a small hole, it will be on the front of the CD. Each manufacturer seems to put it in a different place, but I would look above the eject button. Failing that, look on the opposite side of the drawer. The hole should be on one side or another. I have seen some CD drawers where the hole is actually right at the top of the drawer--hard to see.
To eject, insert the end of a large paper clip straight in. You will feel resistance and as you push, the drawer will open slightly.

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Somewher on the front of the CD drive there is a VERY small hole. Take a paper clip and insert it into this hole and gently push on the paper clip until you find that it depresses a bit. At the same time gently try closing the drawer.

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I will assume you are talking about the CD/DVD drive drawer.

Get a large paper clip. unbend it part way and use the straight end to push the drawer out using the little hole located on the front of your drive.

You may have a stuck disk in the drive.

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Yes. There should be a very small hole on the front of the CD/DVD drawer. Insert a straightened paper clip into this hole until you feel it push a button, and this should manually release the drawer.

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