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Dvd Drawer Problem?

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#1 adrian3452


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Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:36 AM


dont know if this a hardware,software or virus problem!!!

when i try to eject a dvd /cd from the drawer on my laptop either by pressing the button the drawer or by using the eject option within xp - the light flashes on the drawer but it will not release and let my change /load a disc

any thought?


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Posted 21 April 2007 - 11:50 AM

There should be a small hole on the front of the drive which houses the Emergency Eject Button.
Stick an opened paper clip or something similar into that hole and the tray should open.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:33 PM


Thanks for that - Im looking for a more permanant fix as this problem occurs all the time now


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Posted 21 April 2007 - 05:39 PM

Try taking a can of compressed air to blow all dust out of the drive. If this does not you have a failed relay in the drive, and would need to replace it.

Is the laptop still under warranty?, if it is, contact that manfacturer immediately.
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Posted 21 April 2007 - 06:20 PM

Whatever software you may be using to play your DVD's may have an "eject" button as well. Also right clicking the DVD drive in "My Computer" will also give you the option of "eject".

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