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My disc drive won't eject.

I hit the eject button, and nothing happens. I go into "my computer" and click on the cd/dvd drive and click "eject" it says "an error has occured while ejecting cd/dvd drive." what do I do?

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Hello,
If there is CD/DVD stuck inside:look for a small hole on the face of the drive and insert a paper clip, and press a bit, the drive will open.
If that does not do the trick, look for an icon on the systray (where the clock is shown) . It represents a square inside which there is disk.The tooltip (bubble) should read Optical Drive Power (on or off). If you click on it it shows a two item menu Power On Power Off with a tick mark near one of them. Click Power ON.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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    Joseph Gibeau Sep 25, 2013

    Could you explain what systray means? Do you mean system tray ? Is the square inside the disk icon only shown when there's a disc in the optical drive, could you please explain in my detail about the tooltip ( Bubble ) and how to turn the optical drive from off to on? And if it's not there, is there another way to turn the optical drive on or off?

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The drive needs to be replaced,if you have a disk in it power down take a paper clip insert in a small hole infront of the drive to eject the tray.
good luck

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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