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DVD drive locked up, will not open, says its in use.

I was attempting to do a power point and the program locked up. I was able to close the program but the DVD will not let go. Says the DVD is still in use, and will not open, but no programs are running???

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Have you tried just rebooting the unit? There is also a mechanical release on the DVD drive. With the unit powered off, unbend a paper clip, look for a small hole(about size of paper clip) in the front of your drive. Slide the clip in until you feel a solid stop and then gently apply pressure until you see the drive come open. You will have to pull the tray out the rest of the way, again gently. After removing the disk, you can gently push the tray back in, or as I prefer, let the unit close it when you power it back up. Let me know if this Fixya's

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