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HP CD Drive Will Not Open

The "DVD/CD Writer Combo" Drive on my HP computer will not open.
When I push the button for it, I can hear it make a little clicking noise, but I don't think the disc inside is stuck.
This has happened before. The disc drive wouldn't open for WEEKS then one day when I tried to open it, it just did, like nothing had happened.

Please help! It has been stuck for almost a month now and I'm really frustrated.

The second drive, "DVD- Rom" will still open just fine.

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  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    i pushed the eject button but it just wont come out. How do i fix it??

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Take a pin/needle, and stick it in the small hole which should be somewhere on the front of the dvd rom. This should open the drive a bit, so that u can pull it out. then close it, and try if it opens then. If it doesnt, then you will have to grease the sides of the slide (from the bottom) a bit with vaseline. open and close it manualy a few times, and try then. If it still dont work then, then you may need to replace the little black bellt which it has just underneath the tray, towards the front of the drive.

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