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My cd drive on hp pavilion slimline says its in use with cd in it when there is no cd in it.it will not eject or open and I cannot access it via the ususal paths.

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There is one small hole just above the eject button insert one needle into it to manually open the CD Drive sometime the door got stuck.

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