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I cannot get my CD drawer to open. When I push the button, the drawer beins to open, but after a quarter inch opening it pulls back.

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That is a mechanical problem, the unit is prevented from ejecting completely the try because something is in the middle.

If you do not find a simple solution, the best thing to do is replacing the CD/DVD RW unit , a new one start from $30.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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Hi!

Is there any cd stuck inside the cd drawer? Turn off your PC and then try and open the CD drawer.

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You can see a tiny hole on the front of the cd tray. use a paper clip and insert it, and try to push it unitl the tray open

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