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Cd stuck inside laptop

Even after pushing eject button and Ctrl-J, going to Windows Media Player and pressing eject; error message shows 'stop processing using dvd-rw drive' there is nothing accessing this drive I cannot eject my cd out of the cd player on my laptop

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  • shellyrandal Feb 22, 2009

    This is not a desk top computer, so it does not have a hole anywhere in the laptop. Thanks for trying.

  • ayanascents Mar 01, 2009

    I have a gatewya M-series computer, the dvd is stuck inside the computer and will not eject (it is still inside even though I cannot see it)

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    Inserted a DVD into the drive, the disc then disappeared into the baseof the laptop. I can get the drive to open and close, but the disc will not eject with it.

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    Shoaib Rais May 11, 2010

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There is a small hole, usually near the eject button. Unbend a paper clip and carefully push the paper clip into the hole, try to keep it straight. drive should pop right out.


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    RescueTechLA Feb 22, 2009

    Most laptop drives have the same holes too!!!

    Some of the newer ones even have an easy access button!

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    RescueTechLA Feb 24, 2009

    Any chance you could change your rating of my solution? It's a legit solution to 95% of all users.

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    RescueTechLA Feb 26, 2009

    Can you change the rating please. My solution is valid.


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    thank you so much .. that's really work .. :)


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Thank you for the advice about sticking a paperclip in the hole by the eject button. I was scared of being injuried. But it worked!!! I used the large paperclip and the CD popped out within seconds!

Thanks again!

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Hey, twiggyrat. Thank you very much for our solution. It worked well in my gateway laptop. Whew! I thought it would never come out. Thanks again.

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Ctrl. J and eject worked great and I almost tore this thing apart prior trying to remove a stuck CD from my Dell laptop. Thanks!!!

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I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

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