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Laptop PC - DVD drawer wont open

The PC has a DVD loaded. When I press the eject button the drawer opens by 3 - 5mm, with vibration and then halts. Its a mechanical problem. Do I take the back off to fix, whats the risk of damaging the machine.

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Just try this !!

there's an small hole beside eject button on your DVD drive tray.

take a small pin and push it into this hole move it around it will open.

this is for opening DVD drive manually if something goes wrong.

try this if doesn't help then goto service center. Generally they won't charge you for this.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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SOURCE: Eject button on Vaio won't work

t seems like people are having problems with getting the Fn Brightness and CD Eject Keys working when installing XP.

The following files and install method works here:


01. Install SFEP [AR51] (Right Click - Install SonyNC.inf)

02. Install Sony Shared Library [AR51] and Restart when prompted

03. Install Sony Utilities DLL & Settings Utility Series [BX4]

04. Install VAIO Event Service. Select Custom and Check VESUnique and Sound [BX4]

05. Copy AR51 Vista VESConfig.ini (from attached zip file) to folder C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service

06. Start - Run services.msc

07. Find Vaio Event Service in the Services list and Restart the Service.


Your Fn and EJECT Buttons should now work.

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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SOURCE: DVD stuck in laptop

Use a pin and insert it on the small hole u see on one end of the DVD drive. Once you insert the pin you will see the tray coming out a bit. Applying little preesure pull the tray out and you are good to go.

Thanks

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SOURCE: Toshiba L300 - disk drive tray wont open

Take a sharp object like needle and insert into the hole below the eject button...

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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SOURCE: I got a cd stuck in the cd/dvd drive for my

All CDs & DVDs have a tiny hole on the drive tray.
Get a paper clip, straighten the paper clip and insert it into this hole and push the paper clip in gently, the tray will release and pop out, then you can remove your disc.
You can do this without the laptop being powered up or powered down.

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SOURCE: HP Pavilion dv 1000 DVD drive door won't open

more info

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