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How to Open a Disc Drive When the Computer's Off

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Have you ever shut down your computer, only to find that a disc you need to get out is still in your disc drive? Before you go to the trouble of restarting your computer all to get out that pesky disc, try this little 5 second life hack.
 
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Step 1: Tools

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All you need for this project is:
A paper clip.

Step 2: Work

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Slide the paper clip into the small hole underneath your disc drive, push it in, and voila! An open disc drive!