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The dvd rom quit ejecting. It clicks and a light flashes and nothing else...won't come out. I tried the little hole with a paper clip. nothing. How do I access it from the bottom.

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Hi,
If the optical drive is not ejecting with the emergency eject button ,it probably a bad optical drive. The repair manual is given on the link below

Go to the option that says >removal and replacement procedures>optical drives
http://www.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~motl/hp-keyboard/manual4900.pdf

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Unable To Eject DVD From DVD-ROM Drive With The Eject
The DVD-ROM drive will not open to release the DVD when the button is pushed on the drive. RESOLUTION:
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All we have to do is bend it at the first curve 180 degrees (straitening it out). Then take the second curve and bend it 90 degrees. Now we need to locate the Eject Pin Hole.


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The trays on laptops/notebooks are spring loaded, so all that is needed is to release the locking mechanism. You do not have to insert the paper clip as far as with a desktop CD / DVD drive, as you are not connecting to the gearing under the tray. Gently insert the paper clip into the Eject Pin Hole. Once you feel it make contact, gently push in and the tray will eject immediately. Once done, gently push the tray back inward until it locks back into place.



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Thnx and i hope this helps
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