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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cd drawers often jam.
In the cd/dvd drawer you will see a small hole. Use a blunt pin or a straightened-out paper clip, insert it into the small hole and gently press. The drawer should then click open.
Try cleaning the plastic drive teeth/mechanism with a light drop of oil. Press the drawer button and it should then close. Press it again to see if the drawer opens as per normal.
If your cd drive plays a dvd as per normal but doesn't open when the button is pressed, continue using a blunt pin/paperclip. If the plastic open-close mechanism is worn or damaged there's very little you can do about it expect replace the entire drive.
you manually eject or take out your cd from the drive,find the very small hole bellow the disc tray,then use paper clip that fits to that hole..insert and push clip then it opens a little.then you can easily allow tray to open...gudluck..
If the drive will not open by pressing the button, then you can take a paper clip and put one end into the small round hole on the front of the drive. By pressing the clip in there, you will force the drive to eject.
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.
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