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Dell xps m1330 dvd drive will not eject cd inside

There is no small hole to put a paperclip into to eject it.

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    Ladislav Josephs May 23, 2015

    I have 4 years old iMac with slot type DVD drive running exclusively MS Windows. Everything was fine until I have installed Windows 10 Build 1022. DVD eject function stopped working even know it did work fine with the previous builds. One thing is working for me, I restart the computer and hold F 12, then the DVD ejects

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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."

Posted on Jul 21, 2009

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  • seenusubbu Dec 06, 2010

    If I knew I had to perform an open heart surgery to remove a food morsel I choked on, I wouldn't have bought Dell XPS

  • smccinuk Jul 29, 2011

    On my Dell XPS M1530 the DVD was stuck. I used the credit card in the slot to help it come out and it worked. Given the alternative of major surgery I was willing to take the risk of damaging the drive.

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    sbrown6061 Nov 19, 2012

    it's not that hard - check this tutorial out -http://techblog.willshouse.com/2012/11/1...

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I have a Dell XPS with Windows Vista. I shut down the computer without ejecting a CD and when I restarted the computer would not boot up. The CD would not eject from the touch screen button and there is no 'pin hole emergency eject' mechanisim. I finally got it to eject by
1. Restart the computer and press F12
2. Select the last option for the Diagnostic partition
3. Use the arrow key to go to the CDROM menu
4. Press to test and go through each test, if it tells you you need to put in another CD, yes or no, choose no.
5..The self test will eject the CD

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

  • seanod Nov 06, 2010

    This worked. Thank you! It's not a good sign that the Dell tech above and the Dell support staff didn't know this. FYI, you don't have to do all the diagnostics, you can just pick the CD/DVD self test on its own and it will eject the CD.

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I gently hit the top of the computer above where the CD's/DVD's go in, and it opened. Then I took a canister of air and blew the dust out. Works like new. I'm surprised a Dell tech didn't think to mention this. *eyes roll*

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Your laptop DVD drive is get bad you need replace a one,i can recommend a website that sale DVD drive with cheap price. http://www.eshop-pc.com/laptop-optical-drivesdvd-drive-c-2.html . you can go and see .hope this can help you!

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Most dvd drives have a small hole that you can stick a paperclip into as an emergency manual release of the DVD.

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