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Laptop dvd drive ejection mechanism is misaligned

Drive's ejection mechanism is not working

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SOURCE: cd/dvd drive ejected every 5 minuts

hi tray problem replace it ............

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Panasonic PV-D4743S combo DVD/VCR player won't eject DVD

I was having the same problem a few months ago. I had another vcr on top of the unit. My son told me nothing should be on to and sure unough when I took the weight off it worked just fine. Hope it works for you.

Posted on May 20, 2010

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SOURCE: dvd will not eject from slot drive of dell vostro 1510

Restart your computer and enter set up bios. Try ejecting your dvd rom from there... it that doesn't work, get a pin and insert it in the pinhole on the dvdrom whuile pressing the eject button... that should do the trick!

Posted on Jun 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Cannot eject DVD drive

on the dvd drive below the tray normally on the right hand side there is a little hole get a pin or something to fit the hole and insert it into it while doing this the disk tray should manually open this should allow you to get your disk out :)

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HP Pavilion DVD player won't eject but plays the dvd

Try goint to My Computer and right click on the DVD player. If the eject works, the external eject switch is not working. If not, the mechanism is misaligned or damaged.

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Troubleshooting Laptop Optical Drive Issues - CD/DVD Not Ejecting


My laptop's CD/DVD tray won't eject when I hit the Eject button.

Diagnosis & Solution

If this happens while the operating system is running, there is a possibility that the drive may be blocked or disabled in software. In order to eliminate this possibility as the root cause of the problem, restart the laptop & hit the CD/DVD's Eject button. If your CD/DVD's tray did not eject, there is a possibility that the drive is not properly seated in the bay.

When the CD/DVD drive is not properly seated in its bay, it might not be connected to power. If the drive is in a swappable bay, try removing it & re-installing, & make sure that the release latch snaps to the locked position when it is installed. However, if the drive is permanently mounted, it shouldn't break free of its connector unless it is not secured in place. This can happen if the CD/DVD drive is secured with a single screw which was removed in an earlier repair & never replaced. The drive can function & stay in place for months without being secured, because it's a tight fit & the power/data connector tends to hold it in place. But occasionally, it might become loosely connected with the power/data connector.

If the tray doesn't eject even when the CD/DVD drive is seated properly in its bay, then the last resort is to power down the laptop & use the emergency release pinhole on the front faceplate. You can do this with the drive installed in the bay, but if it's the swappable type, it's easier to do with the drive out & on the table. Straighten out a length of a paperclip that's just thin enough to fit through the hole, & gently insert it. Listen for the release click & try to feel it through your fingers. When the tray releases, it may spring out half inch, or it may barely move at all, so you have to get a hold of the front of the tray to pull it out.

If a disc has come apart in the drive, either because it shattered or a stick-on label lifted off, getting all the bits out of the CD/DVD drive & getting it working again isn't a high probability, so don't test it with a disc of any value after attempting the repair. If it's an electrical/mechanical failure of the ejector mechanism, repairing it yourself isn't practical.

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I have dell studio-15 and lately the CD/DVD drive continously ejects any CD/DVD without reading it. It cannot be read. I cannot write onto any CD/DVD either.

1. Try to boot to your computer using the Operating system disk see if the OS disk ejects try step 2

2. Try to go to the BIOS by tapping F2 upon boot see if the cd/dvd drive ejects

3. The reason for this if the problem is reoccuring outside of windows then the problem is mechanical and cd/dvd drive needs to be replaced

4. Else we need to do Operating System Reinstall or format the hard drive

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Jun 14, 2011 | Dell Studio 15 Laptop

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Dell studio 1537 slot load dvd drive when cd is iserted there is a clicking and whirring sound and cd is ejected immediately


This is already a mechanical problem on dvd drive. Try upgrading optical dvd drive firmware from Dell's support website. Then, download and install IMG BURN. Run img burn. The software will perform a test. If the problem persists, have your optical dvd drive replaced.

I hope this works for you. Good Luck!

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Jan 30, 2011 | Dell Studio 1537 Laptop

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Everyday way of ejecting cd and dvd on dell studio laptop

Most CD drives have a hole underneath the tray mechanism. Using a straightened out paper clip. push into that hole (about 1" at the most) and you should activate the manual mechanism for ejecting.

Aug 23, 2010 | Dell Studio 15 Laptop

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All the buttons work. the dvd will not eject manually. i can hear the eject motor turning

You can try to go to "my computer" and right click the dvd drive, then select "eject". If this does not work, reboot and try again. If this still does not work, there should be a small hole near the eject button.Use something like a straightened paper clip and gently push it in.You will feel a slight give, and with a little more push, the dvd tray will open. You should not have to insert it very far; don't push a long item in as you can damage the mechanism, as well as your DVD.

Aug 12, 2010 | Dell Studio 1737 Laptop

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I placed a DVD in laptop and now I am unable to remove it as the drive won't open. I can't play the DVD and it appears the F drive has vanished. How can I eject the DVD without causing more damage?

The DVD will have a small hole near the eject button- about 2mm in diameter. Straighten a paperclip or similar and push into the hole until the disc drive mechanism releases and opens.

Oct 22, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5920-6727 Notebook

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Dell xps m1330 dvd drive will not eject cd inside

Im a dell tech, and i hate those cdrom styles, but, that is what the consumer wants, so we make them. Try starting the machine, then press F2 to enter the BIOS. once in the bios, press the eject button. listen for any noises, (an attempt to eject). if you hear a sound, it means the drive should be capable of ejecting the disc, and perhaps the disc has not seated correctly. If the disc will not eject, you must contact Dell. This is from the DELL dcse site: " Optical Drive The XPS M1330 has a slot-loading optical drive instead of a conventional tray-loading module. There is no mechanical eject mechanism for the drive to eject stuck discs. This means you must replace the drive if a disc gets stuck in the drive. After replacing the drive, disassemble the old drive to remove the disc for the customer."

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Cd drive will not eject or run any software

Place your laptop on a flat surface always. It give some tilt on already cramp space on the cd drive.It could make disc hit something inside to make it stuck so it will not spin and read. It also misaligned mechanism inside the drive to make a full eject.

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