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No manual eject on my CD Drive?

by Wholesomeflame / December 11, 2011 12:15 PM PST
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Is there not . . .
by Coryphaeus / December 11, 2011 10:12 PM PST

a very small hole in the front of the drive? A hole that will permit a straightened out paper clip to enter? If there is a flip-down door in front of the drive, open it up and look at the tray face.

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I suspect...
by Willy / December 11, 2011 11:18 PM PST

I agree with Coryphaeus, that most CD makers provide a manual eject hole for direct access to mechanism. In your case, gently ease down the case frt. CD panel door to access the CD itself. Look for a small pinhole that a straighten paperclip will fit through. Then push against mech. to start the ejection. The CD drive need NOT be active or PC-ON state.

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There is a flap to the front of my case
by Wholesomeflame / December 12, 2011 4:20 AM PST
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And there's just the eject button that's built in to my case so it can function. I'll try dismantling my PC and see if I can get to the front of the face of the disc tray and find out.

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Case teardown
by Willy / December 12, 2011 10:02 AM PST

Since I haven't worked on all PCs in the universe, I have handled many. In most cases, the case frt. door panel, flips down as the CD tray pushes it open. As I stated you can lift the door panel down and inspect the CD own frt. cover(tray door) for that small hole. Also, some CD drives have a seal around the door which can become sticky or provide a compressed condition that further seats the tray which becomes harder to open. The CD button is usually nothing more than a pass-through plastic lever that contacts the CD own button. Once you remove the case full frt. panel, it will become clearer. FYI- handle with care upon tear down -----Willy Happy

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