How to eject CD/DVD drive if CD is struck and Eject button is not working ?

Posted By: KP On January 18, 2011 Under Computer Hardware Categories


The issue is not new, no solved yet, happens with every CD/DVD drive. I have 3 DVD drives and all of them having the issue. Eject button doesn’t work after some months of use. Here is a method to open CD/DVD drive door if it is struck.

First, let take out the CD then we will go into reasons and permanent solutions.

Every CD/DVD drive is provided an emergency eject hole (as they know CD will struck one day in its life). The hole is shown in below image.

cd-drive-eject

Get a needle (normal which you use to stich). Insert it in the hole as shown in below image. Apply force till the CD drive door opens. (don’t worry apply the best force in you but you need not to be superman). You need to take care while pushing the needle, it may hurt u. Push it using some support.

cd-eject-technique

Reasons for the problem: CD/DVD drive has a metal plate on top to hold the CD and on bottom surface it has a magnet. So when you insert any CD, the CD rotates between metal and magnetic surface.

When a CD drive is empty the metal and magnet attracts each other. When this attraction crosses certain limit the two surface don’t separate when you press eject button. So the drive doesn’t open.

Solutions to the problem:

Always have a CD inside the CD/DVD drive, it will less the attraction. Button won’t get bad or if it’s gone bad it will repair itself.

Alternatively, you can use my software CD Kicker Tool to operate the CD/DVD drive from desktop (Software method)

Hope you solve the issue and lets hope more than that saying the manufacturers will patch the issue very soon.



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