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Acer aspire desktop cd rom will not open. When button is pressed, a nois can be heard but tray does not open.

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It must be hardware problem with the CD rom. There are few gears inside the unit with some plastic levers that regulate opening and closing of the Tray. If the problem persists, you will need to repair or replace the CD rom. In the meantime, as a temporary solution, straighten a paper clip (a a long needle), push in through the tiny hole just below the tray while you press the eject (Open) button. You'll need to press inside the pin/clip with possible force and it will automatically eject out. Push in the pin/needle straight, you don't need to find anything inside the hole, just push it straight in.
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