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Opening CD/DVD Drive from the screen

I have a laptop Compaq R4000 running windows XP. Somehow my CD/DVD drive drawer has become jammed half open, half closed. I cannot open it in the usual way by pushing the tab so it releases.

Is there a way i can open this drive from a screen command?

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  • bajanmike Feb 23, 2008

    I found the hole. straightened the paper clip. Carefully slid it in until it stopped. I pushed hard against the clip but heres the question; do I hold the drawer shut as I do this or leave it in its half opened state and push.



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Click the link & download this free utility called HotKey CD-Eject 2.3 http://www.freedownloadmanager.org/downloads/HotKey_CD-Eject_12875_p/free.htm
If you have pop-up blocker you will need to shut it off so the download window can open. I scanned the program for virus& tracking code, it's clean.
To free your stuck CD drawl, get a large paper clip. Straiten out one side of it. There is a small hole near the CD open button. Keep the paper clip as strait as possible & slide it into that hole. When it stops give it a harder push. That should release it. Remove the paper clip & either push it shut or try the open/close button

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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None. it is already a hardware faliure. it can only be opened by your bare hands.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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