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I am trying to eject a cd from the drive, but it just cycles. There is no hole to manually eject the cd. Any ideas/

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Pull out the CD drive from the lap top, take apart. Take the Cd out from the top if possible when dissassembled.

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CD stuck in disk drive and won't eject. Computer is XPS M1530


Manually eject:
1. There is a small hole on every CD drive
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How To Eject CD from CD-ROM drive if it is Stuck :

If you have a CD into CD-ROM drive and it is stuck and you are trying to eject tray of CDROM by pressing the eject button or windows eject command but CD won't eject as there is no command to eject a stuck compact disc from the CDROM drive then this article is for you.

Step 1: Switch off the computer.

5573fa0.jpgStep 2. On the front of the CD-ROM drive you may find a small hole called Emergency Eject hole below the tray of CD-ROM drive . Take a long pin around 3 inch, (also known as CD ejector) it must be hard enough, insert this pin inside the hole and push a little. The CD tray will slightly move to out.

Step 3: Now you may manually pull the tray and you are done. You have successfully ejected the stucked CD.

Step 4: Switch on the computer and you may work as usual.

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on May 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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It doesn't open by pushing the button and I can't find a hole to manually open it. there is a hole for the cd drive underneath the dvd drive.


Try opening "My Computer" and right click on the drive - choose "Eject"
Be patient if it doesnt open straight away, if you press the button multiple times, or choose eject many times it can get stuck in a cycle of open/close routines.
Also try rebooting and then the 'my computer' eject way again

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Drawer on cd drive won't open model is gateway digital media center gm5260


There are a couple of possibilities here, first it could just be stuck. If you hit the eject button and light flashes, there may be a stuck factor here. Look for the very small hole on the door by the eject button and push an opened paperclip in the hole, this will trigger the manual eject mechanism. With the tray opened feel the way the tray moves along its geared slide. If it seems too tight or it sticks there maybe something mechanical that has happened to it. Try to close it again and try the eject button and see if it will cycle. Also try to right click on the drive itself (Open "My Computer" to view the drives) and click on "Eject" and see if it triggers the command.

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My dvd drive wont eject since i ripped cd's on windows media player it froze and then wouldnt eject te cd


well on the CD drive u will find a pin hole which is used to eject the drive tray manually so use a pin and try to eject the CD.

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Have you already tried to mannually open the tray, by inserting a thin straight object (like a unbent paper clip) in the manual eject hole on the optical disk drive? The hole exists for that pupose.

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if you look close infront of the cd-dvd playerdoor there is a little hole if you stick a paper clip in there it will eject it.

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turn on the PC and insert a pin in the small hole on CD drive.it will be ejected.

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There should be a tiny hole on the faceplate of the CD drive. If you straighten out a paperclip and insert it into this hole and press in, it should allow the CD to be manually ejected. After doing this, press the eject button and see if that makes the CD drawer go in and out.

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try ejecting through my computer then right clicking on the drive and select eject or there should be a little pin hole at the front of the drive to push and force a manual ejection

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