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Optical drive tray is open, can't close - disk is stuck inside my notebook

Brand new - wanted to play song on disk, inserted, it slid off and is stuck inside my notebook. Disk tray is in open position.Ican hear the tray hit against the disk. Shook it gently upside down but nothing came out.

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SOURCE: DVD drive cannot recognize DVD disk, but can read other CDs

I'm assuming you have tried a different dvd also and no joy, but it may need a lens clean or it is unable to read dvd anymore as the tracks are closer together than a cd and the alignment of the laser is faulty. Notebook roms are replaceable but only mainly from your notebook manufacturer. You could also use an external dvd writer via usb, although this then doesn't make your notebook as portable, if you need to read a dvd disc.

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my real player sound device required

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SOURCE: Toshiba L300 - disk drive tray wont open

Take a sharp object like needle and insert into the hole below the eject button...

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SOURCE: how do i replace the optical drive in my acer aspire 3000 laptop?

I have a small tutorial on youtube about memory and hard drive the basic are the same ill post a tutorial in soon ,however to let you know there are a lot of screws and they are tiny things too! by looking at it on the left hand side there are 4 screws that hold it in place then you should be able to just slide it out, im not sure exactly how but ill figure it out and post the tutorial on toutube youll be looking for acer 3000 or zoomietime ill post it later today-z

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SOURCE: my laptop ate my disk

The CD drive is secured by a small small screw which is located on the under side of the laptop, it normally has a small picture od a cd next to it, if you remove the screw you can slide out the CD drive.
once you have remover the CD drive you can undo the small screws on either side of the CD drive and open the drive and remove the cd, reverse the steps to put it back in the laptop.
However please take care and be gentle
hope this helps

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