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DVD drive will not eject a disc

I inserted a disc wanting to view the photos that were susposed to be there, disc will not eject, how do I get the disc out of the drive.

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There is a small pinhole in the face of the dvd drive. Use a paperclip to poke into the hole. It will force an eject of the dvd drive. You can also explore the computer, right mouse click on the drive letter of the dvd drive, choose "eject"....
If it still will not eject, unplug the ribbon cable from the drive but keep the power plugged in, then press the eject button. If worse comes to worse, four small screws, and you can remove the shell of the drive exposing the dvd inside....
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Hi,

This is a job for a paper clip. Unroll the paper clip, and use the end that's the longest. On the front bezel of the DVD drive, you'll find a little tiny hole. Take the paper clip and slowly put it into the hole until it release the door. Don't angle the clip, make sure you push it in straight forward.

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Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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