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Cannot open cd/dvd player--the player will not come out so i can put a cd on it to play

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Opened it right away.thanks

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If you examine the front of your cd/dvd drive, you'll see a small hole. Push a thin wire into that hole and the drive will open.cleaning the inside of the drive when it is open will also help.take care.

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Use a straightened paper clip or similar thin wire piece of metal and push it in to the little hole on the front of the drive. The door will open.

A thorough cleaning of all parts while the drive is open would probably help, but if it is a laptop drive be careful not to get the electronics wet.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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