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Might be a bad power supply. Is the rear fan spinning? This can make a ticking noise when it frys....

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How do I eject a disk from my dell model 1737 studio lap top(window vista) . It made noise are clicking sound when it went in.


Hello Reg,

The CD/DVD rom is tray type then use a pin to eject the tray. There is small hole in front of tray plate.

Insert the pin in the small home and press smoothly and the tray will eject .

If the CD/DVD rom is different type then use long steel V shape clip to pull the disc.

Apr 14, 2011 | Dell Studio 15 Laptop

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Intel iMac: disk does not eject, does not mount, makes no noise


Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} Here are some steps I recommend you try to resolve the issue with the disc not ejecting properly. Now you mentioned that you used the drutil tray open command- if that is correct, then for your Mac Mini, that will not work, because that command is for drives with trays only.



In your case, you have slot drive in your Mac Mini so try the command line that I have provided below. It is just a slight modification from what you stated you tried.

-EJECTING DISC USING TERMINAL-

From your Desktop:

•Click anywhere on a blank space on your desktop. Now you should see Finder listed near the Apple menu icon.

• From the Finder menu, click on Go, then Utilities from the
drop-down menu. This will take you to your Utilities folder.

• Locate and open the Terminal application.

• At prompt, type: drutil eject and press the Return key on your keyboard

(NOTE: If you have a CD/DVD drive with a tray, type: drutil tray open press the Return key on your keyboard).


If that procedure with Terminal does not work, there are two applications that you can try:
Disk Utility- You open the application, select the affected disc or the optical drive in the left sidebar window. Then select eject from the top of the Disk Utility menu. See if that work.

iTunes- Simply open the application, and select the eject icon at the bottom of the window.

Last but not least, I did notice you did not mention that you try this procedure:

Reboot your Mac Mini.
As the Mac Mini boots up, hold down all mouse buttons and keep holding them down until (hopefully) the cd ejects.
I am not sure if you have done all of these processes for ejecting your disc, but again these steps were not mentioned in your initial inquiry.

Let me know if these additional steps have helped or if they are in fact redundant.

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer

Feb 02, 2010 | Apple Mac mini

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IMac5,1 DVD-R won't eject.


restart mac and hold down the mouse after you hear the startup noise

if that does not work try opening up disk utility and click on the icon of your disk under the left hand column then go up to eject button and click eject

Hope this helps.

Oct 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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My Disk drive door won't open up to allow my to install my disk. It makes the clicking noise like it wants to open it up - how do I get it to open?


Hi,

try to see if the cd/dvd drive would eject if you are outside of Windows. you can try it in the bios screen. to go there, restart your computer, then on the DELL logo, continuously tap on F2 key. once inside the bios screen, press the eject button of the cd/dvd drive.

Oct 10, 2009 | Dell Dimension 1100 PC Desktop

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Blank screen


Any hard disk that makes clicking or metallic noises is faulty, especially when POST error message no bootable devices detected.
To confirm go into the BIOS setting and see if the hard drive is detected, if it cannot detect the hard drive then it is definitely faulty.
Replace the hard drive and install Windows on the new hard drive to get the computer working again.

Aug 01, 2009 | Toshiba PSAFGU-058002 Notebook

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Disk won't eject. The console makes a rapid clicking noise when I try to eject.


Used a paperclip to grab the middle of the disk that was stuck inside. Pulled it to where I could grab the disk and mannually pulled it out.

Jul 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Disk (CD) will not eject automatically nor play a CD. It make noise, (a clicking),trying to eject. In my computer, it will not show that the CD is in the drive.


Turn the power off before you try this. There's a small hole in front of most CD drives. You can straighten out a paper clip and try pushing it into the hole. It should go in about 1/4 to 1/2 inch and then stop. Press just a little harder and it may push open the tray and eject the CD. If there's not a CD in it, it may move it enough that it will reset itself. Once the tray is open, and the CD removed, you can power on your system. It should pull the CD tray back in. Once your system boots, try the eject button to see if it works.

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Green light stays on, black screen, no sound, no connection w/ remotes


Go to the tv settings and check to see if you blocked any incoming devises. If you did block the devides, your tv will not read the wii

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