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DVD stuck in drive

I was attempting to watch Airplan and it is stuck in there, the dvd burner does not respond. there is no way to eject it. the little green light is always on.

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On many DVD drives there is a small hole on the front of the drive that is access to a manual eject mechanism. To be safe, first turn the computer off before attempting to use it. You must be careful shoving things into this access hole, as you can break your DVD/CD drive if you don't know what you are doing - you have been warned. I use a very straightened paper-clip. What you probably should do is practice on a CD or DVD drive that has this access hole and works. Open the CD/DVD drive and observe what the hole points to, use a flashlight and shine it into the eject-access hole with the practice working drive open, and see what the dot of light points to, this is the eject mechanism. If you push this eject mechanism on the unpowered DVD at this point, the drive door unlatches, then you can manually pull the drive-tray open. Do not use excessive force!! Make sure you've unlatched the door first!!

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Try ejecting through my computer then right clicking on the drive and select eject or there should be a little pin hole at the front of the drive to push and force a manual ejection

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