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Im a dell tech, and i hate those cdrom styles, but, that is what the consumer wants, so we make them. Try starting the machine, then press F2 to enter the BIOS. once in the bios, press the eject button. listen for any noises, (an attempt to eject). if you hear a sound, it means the drive should be capable of ejecting the disc, and perhaps the disc has not seated correctly. If the disc will not eject, you must contact Dell. This is from the DELL dcse site: " Optical Drive The XPS M1330 has a slot-loading optical drive instead of a conventional tray-loading module. There is no mechanical eject mechanism for the drive to eject stuck discs. This means you must replace the drive if a disc gets stuck in the drive. After replacing the drive, disassemble the old drive to remove the disc for the customer."

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Dec 01, 2019


There is several You-tube videos on the way of removing a disk in this case. The video is better than I could explain.

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015


Turn system off and use a paper clip to manually open the drive door. Straighten a paper clip, then insert it in the small opening to the right of the eject button. This should manually open the door and you can remove any disks in the drive. Then reboot and see if it will open and close normally.

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015


Turn system off and use a paper clip to manually open the drive door. Straighten a paper clip, then insert it in the small opening to the right of the eject button. This should manually open the door and you can remove any disks in the drive. Then reboot and see if it will open and close normally.

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015


Almost all cd and dvd or bluray drives have a manual way of opening. Usually it is a small opening to the right of the button to open the drive. Make sure the system is OFF to try this. Just straighten a paper clip and insert it in the opening and give it a small push. The door should manually slide open.

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015


Get updated Drivers.

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Feb 20, 2014


Go to DELL for Update to CD/DVD drivers for your Mod computer. Or try the Control Panel...Devices and seek the line indicating C/DVD hardware. If the DVD shows up, then the computer sees it and needs an update. If it will not find any CD/DVD attached, the unit could be defecetive.

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Feb 20, 2014


There ought to be a tiny pinhole in the front. If you stick a paperclip in there, it should press a manual release button. You can then pull open the drive.

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Sep 22, 2013


The drive may be damaged but to eject the cd manually turn off the power and there is a small hole around the face of the drive. You can use a straightened paperclip to push in the hole and it should eject the cd. Let me know if you have any questions.



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Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Dec 12, 2012


Good day,

If it's a dvd rom drive of a PC(personal computer), then get a long, strong thin material like a pin, at least of the length of your index finger. Around/beside the eject button on d dvd rom, you will see a small hole, like d size of a dvd rom led light, insert the thin material thru this hole until you "feel like you are pushing something inside the dvd rom". The dvd rom should open a bit, then you can open it completely to get your dvd.

I hope this helps. Thank you for using FixYa!!

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Aug 31, 2012


It's probably a driver issue, I know this because I reinstalled WIN7 Pro, because of some experimenting and it was after the reinstall that media wouldn't eject using the touch-bar ejecter, although I was able to get everything else working flawlessly. No problem though, just open My Computer, right click on the CD/DVD Drive and click eject from the pulldown menu. Currently I'm looking for the driver fix, but haven't found it YET~! P.S. Anyone who thinks or says it's the BIOS is crazy... don't listen to them. It's more than likely a chipset driver because it's hardware, but don't rule proprietary software. Hope this helps~!

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Aug 23, 2012


you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark? ! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
also if there is a small hole on the front of your cd drive push a straightened paperclip until you feel it push down on a button this should open up the cd drive
hope this helps you

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Sep 06, 2011


Hi!
Try this fix:
For windows XP: Click on start Click on run Then type Regedit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Class > {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. In the right pane, if you have UpperFilters / LowerFilters, right-click UpperFilters / LowerFilters, then delete it. Exit registry editor Restart the computer
For Windows Vista / 7: Click on start Then type Regedit in the search box. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE> SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Class > {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. In the right pane, if you have UpperFilters / LowerFilters, right-click UpperFilters / LowerFilters, then delete it. Exit registry editor Restart the computer

You can also check this link: DVD Drive Problem
Thanks!!

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Jul 18, 2011


If there is no physical eject button on your dvd drive, you can eject it with your operating system.
Go to My computer and right-click on your dvd drive. Your dvd drive should eject.

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Mar 05, 2011


It could be a problem withthe lens, you should try cleaning the lens, it's already gone bad there is no harm in trying If you take a little risk can solve . follow the instruction: Don't panic its very simply. 1. When running your pc , open the drawer.> 2. switch off the acpower 3. remove powercable & sata or pata cable 4. remove all the screw from the back side 5. press clip to open the font panel 6. reverse the cd/dvd rw 7. just remove the cover 8. clean the optical lance 9. use a little( not much )oil place on two steel shaft 10.cover all the equipment 11.now you can fit to your pc Ifit does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected


hope this helps

Dell (0F146)... | Answered on Feb 21, 2011

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