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CD\DVD drive is stuck and will not open

CD drive is stuck and will not open

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Did you try the paper clip treatment?

There is usually a small pin hole somewhere on the front of such devices. Insert a straightened paperclip and release the internal catch.

I hope this works for you

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Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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1) Turn the computer off.
2) Find a paperclip.
3) Unfold the paperclip and you can insert it into a small hole on the front of the drive to remove any CD/DVD stuck inside.
4) Buy and install a new drive.

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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