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    Angry CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    I was using my computer when I wanted to put a CD in the CD/DVD drive, but it wouldn't eject. I restarted, no difference, I shut down and pulled the plug out for more than 10 seconds, NO DIFFERENCE! What has gone wrong?
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    Default Re: CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    Made sure the power is plugged in at the back?
    Tried using a paperclip to open the bay?

    Could just be the drive is dead.

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    Default Re: CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    It worked perfectly until today. The paperclip won't do anything.
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    Default Re: CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    Some cd doors on the drives get jammed, try lightly tapping the drive or your case to free the door.

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    Default Re: CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    Nope, still nothing.
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    Default Re: CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    Then its dead.
    Thats what comes of using HPs and Dells.

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    Default Re: CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek View Post
    Then its dead.
    Thats what comes of using HPs and Dells.
    you can't be serious can you?

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    Default Re: CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    Try eject through My Computer. Worth a try I guess

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    Default Re: CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    It's a Dell. Hit it firmly just near the left edge of the CD drive with the back of an axe. This is quite safe, as even a cheap axe cannot be harmed by a Dell. If that doesn't work, I have an unwanted Dell (Well, quite a lot of one) that could be used for bits. I was going to use it for an ugly flower pot.
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    Default Re: CD drive isn't ejecting!!

    Open 'er up. If its not jammed.. well you just voided your warranty. If its jammed, well it will start working, but still no warranty left.

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