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How to Eject a Stuck CD from the CD Drive. It's already inside inside the CD drive. the CD Drive cannot eject by itself. it's an XP PC

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If u look at the cd drive tray there is a small hole
use a paper clip and push the paper clip in the hole and the tray will open

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

  • Ali Khambati
    Ali Khambati Dec 13, 2008

    if u look at the cd drive tray there is a small hole

    use a paper clip and push the paper clip in the hole and the tray will open

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In case you're not able to eject the disc using the eject button, you can try right clicking on the CD/DVD drive under 'My Computer' and clicking on eject. If that fails as well, you can try to eject the disc manually by pushing a straightened paper clip or a pin into the tiny hole on front of the CD/DVD drive. You should be able to eject it using the last method.

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How To Eject CD from CD-ROM drive if it is Stuck :

If you have a CD into CD-ROM drive and it is stuck and you are trying to eject tray of CDROM by pressing the eject button or windows eject command but CD won't eject as there is no command to eject a stuck compact disc from the CDROM drive then this article is for you.

Step 1: Switch off the computer.

5573fa0.jpgStep 2. On the front of the CD-ROM drive you may find a small hole called Emergency Eject hole below the tray of CD-ROM drive . Take a long pin around 3 inch, (also known as CD ejector) it must be hard enough, insert this pin inside the hole and push a little. The CD tray will slightly move to out.

Step 3: Now you may manually pull the tray and you are done. You have successfully ejected the stucked CD.

Step 4: Switch on the computer and you may work as usual.

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The CD, DVD or BD drive tray may not open when trying to eject a disc. This can occur if there is a mechanical failure, or if there is a disk stuck in the drive.
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  2. Attempt to eject the drive tray using the eject command of the operating system.
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