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CD Rom tray stuck

Compaq Presario CD rom tray will not open, it is empty, computer not on line, has no small hole in front, program does not recognize the CD rom. Help will be appreciated. R. C. Trimble, Colonel USA Retired

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Does the case a a faceplate infront of the cd rom drive(i.e. if there is a door that flops down when it opens)? if so you probably need to take off the computers faceplate and then you can get to the little hole.

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