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Use a paper clip and insert about two inches of it into the small hole around the front tray of unit - that will manually open the tray for disk removal. If wiring to cd unit is ok, then the belt or motor for the tray is bogus and the cd unit needs to be replaced unless you can replace those parts.

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How do I open the tray?


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Open my computer right click on cd drive icon and click on eject cd. If it is not working then take a small pin push it in the small hole found at the cd drive bezel to unlock the cd tray.
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Mar 15, 2015 | Samsung Computers & Internet

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I have an acer aspire x1200-b1601a with a cd/dvd drive that will not open without putting the tip of a knife along the edge and prying it open. the "magic" pinhole is behind the case's cover and cann



CD-ROM, DVD, or other disc tray not opening Locking device or software installed First, verify no locking software installed that prevents the tray from opening. If you are unsure, reboot the computer and as it is booting up, eject the tray. If the tray can eject as it is booting, but stops working after loading your operating system, something is being loaded that is preventing the drive tray from opening. Programs used to burn CDs are a common culprit.
Bad eject button If you are running Microsoft Windows, open My computer, right-click the disc drive icon and choose the option to eject. If this ejects your CD-ROM drive tray, the button on the disc drive is defective, and it is recommended that the drive be replaced.
No power to computer or disc drive If you have recently installed a new optical drive or you have moved the computer, the power cable to the CD-ROM may have become loose or disconnected. Reseat the power cable to make sure this is not the problem.
CD stuck within drive If you suspect that a CD may be stuck within the drive, the tray needs to be ejected manually. Look for the small manual eject hole that ( not the head phone jack) located on the front of the drive. Unwind a paper clip and place one end of the paper clip into the hole to eject the CD-ROM tray.
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If CD-ROM tray opens part of the way, pull it gently to see if you can get it to open fully. If it cannot be opened any further, it is likely that the gears within the CD-ROM drive have become damaged or dislodged. But usually, a stuck CD is blocking the way.

Caution: If you are able to open the CD-ROM drive using a paper clip, we do not recommend continuing to do so. This is meant to be used as a temporary solution; the drive should be replaced.

What to do if CD or DVD stuck in drive? Note: This document is for disc drives with a disc in the drive that prevents the tray from opening. See our CD-ROM, DVD, or other disc tray not opening document, if the tray is not opening at all or doesn't seem to be getting power.
If the CD or DVD is not set into the disc tray correctly, it could be sticking up above the surface of the tray, causing it to get stuck with then tray tries to open. In this case, it may be possible gently shake the computer and move the CD or DVD into the correct place in the tray, allowing the drive to open. However, use caution when doing this, as you do not want to shake the computer too much, or you could damage other components.
If this is a desktop computer, you can prevent damage to the computer by opening the computer and removing the disc drive in order to shake or rotate the drive. When the drive is out of the computer, you can manually release the tray by inserting a paperclip into the manual eject hole.

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In the case of a laptop computer or a slot load disc drive, since the CD or DVD does not sit in a tray, it cannot be shaken in order to adjust the disc. If the disc is visible you may be able to move the disc a bit by hand, enough to allow the drive to eject the disc. Again, be careful in doing so, as you could damage the disc or drive in the process.
If you're still unable to get the disc out of the drive after following the above steps, it may be a damaged drive and should be replaced. If the disc in the drive is an important disc and you believe the drive is bad, the drive can be disassembled in order to remove the disc. In the case of a laptop or computer with a slot load disc drive, the computer needs to be serviced in order for the drive the be replaced and the disc to be removed.

reference: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001487.htm

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Theres no button on cd drive to open on my acer


if you are trying to open the cd tray goto your icon that says...my computer..open it up and you will see the icon for your cd tray..right click on it and at the top it will say,,open,,click on it and your cd tray should open.

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Dell cd drive door won't open


CD/DVD Drive Tray problems
There are two ways to open the CD/DVD drive door if the button just below the drive tray does not work.
Go to My Computer and right click on the drive and click on Eject.
If this does not work then you can manually open the CD/DVD drive tray by -
Straighten a paper clip and gently insert it into a tiny hole below the drive tray next to the Eject button. Push the paper clip gently until the drive tray pops out, then pull the tray until it is fully out, then you can remove the CD/DVD disc.
If you still having problem opening with the Eject button, then the CD/DVD drive is faulty and needs replacing.

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The cd door won't open on the tower


CD Drive Tray problems
There are two ways to open the CD drive door if the button just below the drive tray does not work.
Go to My Computer and right click on the drive and click on Eject.
If this does not work then you can manually open the CD drive tray by -
Straighten a paper clip and gently insert it into a tiny hole below the drive tray next to the Eject button. Push the paper clip gently until the drive tray pops out, then pull the tray until it is fully out, then you can remove the CD disc.
If you still having problem opening with the Eject button, then the CD drive is faulty and needs replacing.

Feb 16, 2013 | ZT Group Cisnet PC Desktop

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My dvd tray is not ejecting,i cannot insert a cd


CD Drive Tray problems
There are two ways to open the CD drive door if the button just below the drive tray does not work.
Go to My Computer and right click on the drive and click on Eject.
If this does not work then you can manually open the CD drive tray by -
Straighten a paper clip and gently insert it into a tiny hole below the drive tray next to the Eject button. Push the paper clip gently until the drive tray pops out, then pull the tray until it is fully out, then you can remove the CD disc.
If you still having problem opening with the Eject button, then the CD drive is faulty and needs replacing.

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Help LITE-ON DVDRWSHW-1635S door wont open on Gateway computer


There are two ways toopen the CD drive door if the button just below the drive tray does not work.
Go to My Computer and right click on the drive and click on Eject.
If this does not work then you can manually open the CD drive tray by -
Straighten a paper clip and gently insert it into a tiny hole below the drivetray next to the Eject button. Push the paper clip gently until the drive traypops out, then pull the tray until it is fully out, then you can remove the CDdisc.
If you continue having problem opening with the Eject button, then the CD driveis faulty and needs replacing.

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The cd tray on my computer will not open


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use thin and long paper pin to open it,

insert pin in cd tray"s hole which u see in front of CD tray and push it,you will get the Cd tray out..

May 28, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Dear sir i have a compaq prsario desk top having vertival mounted cd drive. i tried to load small cd on this but it got stuck and cd drive is partially opening and the cd is not coming out. wat am i todo?


place the computer in a position in which the tray will be horizontal ..after that take a look near the tray it is a hole in which a sharp object inserted will open the tray manually ..in case it is not opening from the eject ...and remove the disk ..
if the disk will not remove ...turn the computer upside down but the tray to be in same horizontal position ..This happens cause the disk is not staying in place .....and the tray being in horizontal position and upside down..the disk will come out when the tray is opened

Jan 11, 2011 | Compaq Computers & Internet

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I inadvertently left a copyright CD in E drive. Now cannot open the CD tray to take out the CD. Dell computer. What to do?


In case the eject button on the tray don't help try to open "my computer", right click on the proper cd/dvd tray and choose eject. In case that didn't help you have to locate a small hole on the tray near the eject button. Use a paper clip and through this hole push the internal cogwheel to rotate and open the tray. Take care that it's not always due to the disk that the tray can't open; maybe it's a cd rom's mechanical problem and will lock again a cd or dvd disk.

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