Question about Dell Inspiron 1721 Notebook

1 Answer

My dvd drive is not working. The door seems to be

My dvd drive is not working. The door seems to be sticking out from the side of the case. A little more to the front than the back.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

It may not be seated in all the way. Go to and find the manual for that laptop, figure out what screw holds the DVD drive in, loosen it, push the DVD drive in and re-tighten the screw. That should fix the sticking out issue. If it still doesn't work, it may be a firewall or driver issue.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why is heater blowing hot air on passenger side and barely warm air on driver side?

Check the vents themselves. Sometimes they can be closed and that mechanism will break causing them to be stick closed. You can usually work them open with a little time and patience.

Feb 06, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How do you open the dvd drawer on l50-b-1dv

While power is applied, press the button on the front of the drive. If the drive is concealed by a door which is part of the casing, then look for a sleek button towards the right side. If nothing works, then look for a tiny pin hole on the drive and stick a pin or paperclip in it to open the door.

Aug 14, 2014 | Toshiba Satellite Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Dvd/cd rom stopped working with the disc in drive will not read or eject

Most dvd drives have a little hole on ether left or right side where you can stick a little paper clip and push in and it should open it. For why it is not working it might be drivers, cable, power or drive it self. You can make sure all cables are snug and then reinstall drivers and check does it work.

Jan 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

DVD stuck in MacBook Pro but my laptop registers nothing...

If you look on the dvd drive there is a little round hole. Just get a paper clip and straighten it out and stick it into that hole. There is a little button that you push with the paper clip that is a manual eject button for cases like this.

Aug 22, 2009 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

1 Answer

Freezer door light switch sticks, have to pull on switch nob.

sand it with 600 grit sand paper. and spray some lube W-D-40 on it.

Jul 25, 2009 | Sub-Zero 690 Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Disk storage medium stuck in DVD-Rom.

If there is a disc stuck in the drive, removing the drive from the case is not necessary. Just take a paperclip and stick it in the manual release hole in the front of the drive.

Jun 22, 2009 | Dell CD-ROM DRIVE 8X 7G828 DVD Drive

1 Answer

Dvd player won't open

Start the system and keep tapping the F2 key when you see the Blue Dell logo. Once you are on the BIOS screen, try to eject the drive - if the drive does not work here > your drive needs a replacement. For the broken plastic panel, you can stick it with a quick stick glue if the drive ejects.

Jan 10, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

1 Answer

Dvd door on my laptop will not stay shut.

Make sure the little plastic piece is not sticking. It is located on the far side of the drive it is really small and it may be broke or just stuck in the inward position

Aug 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

DVD drive/Opening Case

In the front cover of the DVD there is a very small hole. straighten out a paper clip and gently insert into hole. the Door will manually open.
The case slides off the frame. It may need a little more pressure to over come the clip pressure.

Mar 15, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dell Inspiron 1721 Notebook Logo

Related Topics:

69 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dell Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18392 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a Dell Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides