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Disc tray wont open

I am an 64yr old silver surfer, but I havnt a clue how technology works ( I just love it) I have a disc in the tray (closed) the green light is flashing
but I cant open tray. I looked on google and it said put pin in little hole below the tray a bit of noise bot didnt open. I think I have made it worse. FOOL EH???. Anyway nowone to help me. hope you can. Sheils

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The small hole allows you to mechanically release the tray. Unfortunately, with the system still running, the drive will fight you. Shutdown the system and then try using the pin in the hole to release the CD. That should resolve the removal problem. As far as the CD drive goes, it may be attempting to read the disc and failing. Sometimes it just does not give up. You may need to have the disc lens cleaned or just replace the drive.
Hope this helps.
Dan

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Caution: If you are able to open the CD-ROM drive using a paper clip, we do not recommend continuing to do so. This is meant to be used as a temporary solution; the drive should be replaced.

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If the CD or DVD is not set into the disc tray correctly, it could be sticking up above the surface of the tray, causing it to get stuck with then tray tries to open. In this case, it may be possible gently shake the computer and move the CD or DVD into the correct place in the tray, allowing the drive to open. However, use caution when doing this, as you do not want to shake the computer too much, or you could damage other components.
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