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My disc drive wont open, i tryed hitting it, prying, and even tearing off the front off my tower! any ideas?

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Try using a pin or paperclip in the small hole located on the front of the disc drive to manually open.

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In windows, go to my computer, right click on the cd/dvd drive and select eject, does that work? if it doesn't. then you would have to take the computer apart - void the warranty most likely.

Open the side panel of the computer, possibly remove the plastic front cover. make sure the wires are connected to the drive properly, power and IDE or SATA cable. Then in the front, you should have a small hole that you can use a paper clip to push in and manually eject the drive.

if the drive still doesn't eject, buy a new drive from www.newegg.com for example - get a DVD burner, (20-30usd $) unscrew the old one and remove it, put the new one on its place and so on.

Make sure if you buy a new drive that its the same type, if your drive has a 4 pin power cable (yellow, black, red wires) and a 40 pin / wire wide cable then its a IDE drive, buy a IDE dvd burner.

if your drive has a 4-5 pin power cable and a flat small wire like mostly red, then you have a SATA drive, buy a SATA dvd burner.

If you need futher assistance, let me know.
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  • Cobriac Aug 17, 2012

    THANK YOU THIS OPENED IT BUT IT WILL NOT OPEN ON ITS ON DO I NEED TO REPLACE THE DRIVE OR IS THIS A CPU MALFUNCTION? THANK YOU FOR ANY ANSWERS

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In front of your cd rom disc drive you will see a very small hole, try to insert a small sharp object or pin that will fit in the hole, that is the bypass key to open the disk tray

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