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i've tried to right click it and hit eject but it won't budge. i'm going to try to restart it and see if it helps. if not what should i do?

dell dimension 2400
windows xp

how can i fix this drive? i stuck a paperclip to get it to come open, but it still will not do it by itself. :(

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If it's still under warrantee contact Dell for a replacement; if not then it's probably time to buy a new drive.

i've tried to right click it and hit eject but it won't budge. i'm going to try to restart it and see if it helps. if not what should i do?

dell dimension 2400
windows xp

how can i fix this drive? i stuck a paperclip to get it to come open, but it still will not do it by itself. :(

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Hey try Saving this as cdopen.vbs and then run it, it should open your cd drive

Dim WMP: Set WMP = CreateObject("WMPlayer.ocx")
Dim colCDROMS: Set colCDROMS = WMP.CDROMCollection

If colCDROMS.Count > -1 Then
For i = 0 to colCDROMS.Count - 1
colCDROMS.Item(i).Eject
Next
End If

If it didn't work, your drive is broken.

-T

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Usually the CD-rom units have a small hole in the front panel to "force" eject the cd. Don't know if it's the case anymore since I am using a laptop, but when I used a desktop computer I would insert a needle in the small hole and it would open.

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Usually the CD-rom units have a small hole in the front panel to "force" eject the cd. Don't know if it's the case anymore since I am using a laptop, but when I used a desktop computer I would insert a needle in the small hole and it would open.

In her first post she used a paper clip !!

will the drive read disk that you put in it .!!

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i had the same problem, i returned the computer to my computer manufacurers and they replaced the drive. is your drive a sony disc drive because they are really rubbish and they break a lot.

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It has been over a year since "Christina" began this thread, so I assume she has long since found a solution. But for others, my experience may be of interest (when I searched "CD will not eject" at Google, this thread was at the top). I had exactly the same problem: The CD would not eject when I (1) pushed the eject button, (2) right-clicked on the CD at My Computer, and chose "Eject", or (3) inserted a straightened paper clip into the manual eject port. Rebooting did not help. My first guess was busted CD drive, but I decided to try the software route first. My operating system is WindowsXP Pro, my CD drive is a CD-RW, and the software I use is Roxio's Easy CD Creator ver. 5.3.5. The CD stuck in the drive was one that at Roxio's "Project Selector" I had formatted as "DirectCD" (which makes it possible to drag-and-drop files between the CD and Windows Explorer), and I had been successfully using it that way for months ... until today, when it wouldn't eject. So, with the CD still stuck in the drive, I uninstalled the Roxio software (Control Panel>Add & Remove Programs), then ran Disk Defragmenter (to close up the space where Roxio had been -- that's probably not necessary, but ...), and then reinstalled the Roxio software (including the update to version 5.3.5, otherwise Roxio Easy CD Creator 5 will not work with WinXP). The drive works fine, and the now unstuck CD seems none the worse for the experience.

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An additional thought to my previous post. Earlier in this thread, caperjack asked "will the drive read disk that you put in it?" In my case, the answer was "yes" which is what led me to believe (to hope) that the hardware was okay, and it was a software issue.

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I have similar problem. CD will not eject once the cd is read. It will eject once rebooted, but once you use an application to read the cd it won't.

I have a CD drive and a DVD burner. both of them act the same way.

any suggestions?

Hey try Saving this as cdopen.vbs and then run it, it should open your cd drive

Dim WMP: Set WMP = CreateObject("WMPlayer.ocx")
Dim colCDROMS: Set colCDROMS = WMP.CDROMCollection

If colCDROMS.Count > -1 Then
For i = 0 to colCDROMS.Count - 1
colCDROMS.Item(i).Eject
Next
End If

If it didn't work, your drive is broken.

-T

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Hi,
If the information in this trhead has not helped you, start a new thread of your own and supply information about your computer and what you have tried. Someone here will assist you when they have more information.

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have you tried opening it with force via a screw driver by jamming the screw diver in and twisting untill it pops open? (this will damage the CD door)

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