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As I was powering up my laptop I opened the cd drawer placed a disk in it. Now it won't close. Tried rebooting, hitting the tab and closing, control panel open drawer, nothing seems to work ????

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If the door has shut then look at the facia of the dvd panel and there should be a small hole in it

Get a strong paperclip and push it into the hole, that will eject the drawer

If you have jammed it in real tight get someone else to push the paperclip in the hole while you carefully use two blunt knives to lever on the sides of the drawer

Worse case scenario is that you have to take out the two screws on the base of the laptop and remove the drive altogether to gain access

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