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My disk drive on my computer sticks and makes a clicking sound is there another way to fix the problem so that I don't have to use a paper clip to open the disk drive

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Check the rubberband inside the drive to see if it has broken.

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My disk is in the cd/dvd and it wont eject the cd/dvd is less than a year old. why is it stuck?


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You should have a small pin hole on the front of the face of the cd/dvd drive that you could put a small paper clip in and eject the cdrom drive. Make sure the computer is off before sticking the the paper clip in the drive.
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you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer

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Press the button the cd drive door or click Start/My Computer then Right Click on the CD Drive and select EJECT.

If it is stuck you will need to take a Paper Clip (Gem Clip) and straighten it out. Then look for the tiny hole on the CD Drive door and push the Paper Clip (Gem Clip) into the hole and Press the the button on the drive door. As you Press the button on the drive door, push the paper clip in and the door will pop open.

Don't worry about breaking something, that is why the tiny hole is there.

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If you just want to get it open to retreive a disk, you can pop it open with a straightened out paper clip.
Look closely at the face of the DvD player. You should see a small hole usually off to one side slightly. Push the straight paper clip into the hole, you may have to push firmly.
This is the emergency open method. It will allow you to retrieve a stuck disk. It will not fix a broken player.
It's likely you may need to replace the device.

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Some Iomega Zip drives suffer from what end users have dubbed "The Click of Death". The symptoms of the drive meltdown under this conditions is that the disk will not eject and makes a distinct clicking noise when it attempts to spin up. I do not now if the Z10052 is specifically a model of the Zip drive that is effected by this problem.

I do know that others, though I have never had the occasion to use it myself, have had success with stick disks in ZIP drives by powering down the unit then re-powering it back up while holding the drive eject button in during the process [holding the button down the whole time]. They report this has caused the disk to eject.


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try this. go to computer, select the drive and select eject this disk.
try restarting your pc if the disk still doesn't pop out

if you have a paper clip there is a hole that you stick and press it and it might come out

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-this is not a software or firmware issue.
-this is an actual physical damage to the tray mechanism itself.

hope this helps you out.

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