I opened my CD Drive by inserting a paper clip into the small hole that opens in manually, but now that it's open, it will not open and close smoothly! It won't read the CD's either, but I think this has something to do with the fact that it has difficulty opening and closing.
I can feel it hitting something as it opens and closes (which I have to do by hand). It feels like some sort of ridges on the thing you place the CD on.
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You should see a small 'pin hole' on the face of the CD drive, usually near the eject button itself, but not always. Straighten a paper clip (med size is best) and insert into the hole. You will feel a little resistance (this is good) continue pushing the paper clip straight in until the door pops open. Almost all CD/DVD drives have this "manual open" pin hole for just such cases. Alternately you can open My Computer, point to the CD/DVD icon, right click and choose the "eject" option, this will open the tray if the physical button has stopped working.
Just below the CD/DVD tray there is a tiny hole. Insert a straighten paper clip in this hole and gently push the paper clip until the CD/DVD tray pops out. You can now pull the tray out until it is in the fully opened position to remove the disc. Try pushing the eject button to see if the tray closes, then push the eject button to see if the tray opens. If this foes not work then the CD/DVD drive is faulty and it needs to be replaced.
You can manually open the door using a straightened paper clip inserted into a small hole in the door. Press firmly and the door will be released. You may have a CD stuck in there, or you may need to reinstall the driver for the CD. Or the CD drive may have failed...at least the control part that opens and closes the door.
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.
there's a small hole in the front of the disk drive close to the base of the tray and near the button used to open the drive. get a paper clip, open one end, hold carefully, and place it in the hole and push carefully till the drive opens.
to close, just push the tray back in firmly but without slaming it in. don't want to damage any of the gears inside.
In the front of your dvd there should be a small hole get a paper clip and insert it in the hole the dvd should open ,right click on my computer .open properties go to device manager.open device manager look for dvdrom uninstall restart and let the os reinstall the dvd driver try to open the drive.this should work
1. select "my computer", right click on cd drive, and click on eject
2. switch off pc,then manually eject cd tray by inserting a strong paper clip in the small pin hole on the front of the cd drive,insert the clip for about 1.5 cm (half inch) in the pin hole and you will feel it press on a lever to open the tray slightly.