Help! - CD Drive Stuck

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Evil Marge, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Help!

    i was just playin flight unlimited 2 and the disc drive is stuck! it wont open!
     
  2. GreenFrog

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    do you have a little hole on the front of the cd drive. If so, try pushing a paperclip into it. it should push the drawer out
     
  3. rettahc

    rettahc Guest

    What do you mean stuck? Is the door just not opening ?
     
  4. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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  5. Jz1397-5

    Jz1397-5 XP Bad Ass

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    what i do is get a screw driver and open in the hard way, or a knife.
     
  6. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Force it out with a knife, or use the paper clip method. Pry open with knife slighly, then pull foward with hand, or if it's the CDrom that's stuck, fix it's position, and then the drive should be ok.
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I would use the emergency open method... suggested by Greenfrog... you may save yourself from damaging the drive...

    and turn off your computer before doing anything... :)
     
  8. cruiser78

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    or you could restart.. and that should free up the cdrom and let you open it properly
     
  9. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    you can take the cover off and just take your cd from the inside if there isn't a hole to push a paper clip into.
     
  10. Jz1397-5

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    i had an old CD-ROM drive once that i had to keep prying open every time.... i kinda miss that rough relationship
     
  11. well, maybe the trays drive motor conked out, or the Coggs may have worn down making the tray inoperable, but id pry the door open and disregard the drive.