How to Open a Jammed CD/DVD Drive





Introduction: How to Open a Jammed CD/DVD Drive

Drive release mechanisms can be very sensitive to the condition of your discs, so they sometimes get stuck. If the open button doesn't respond, you must use this trick.

What you need:
1. A stuck cd/dvd drive
2. A paper clip

First, turn off your computer before doing this!!

Step 1: The Paper Clip

Straighten out one leg of the paper clip.

Step 2: The Small Hole

Find the small hole on your CD drive, it is usually near the button.

Step 3: Stick the Clip Into the Hole

Stick the clip into the hole and gently push until the door opens.

Step 4: Finish

The drive opened!

To prevent this in the future keep your CD's clean and free of finger prints and scratches using some kind of CD paper sleeve or a jewel case properly stored in a CD rack. And make sure your discs aren't warped, because this may cause problems as well.



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    What do I use if a paper clip keeps slipping and won't open the drive?

    This method comes in the instruction manuals!
    I think everyone knows it !!!

    Honestly it don't read those things

    Totally works but now it says to install optical something

    I've done that too but don't why it's not working.

    I think it's stuck.

    Wow, I feel so dumb that I left mine stuck for so long. This worked. Thank you for sharing a super easy way to open a jammed DVD drive.

    It worked . Thanks, you gave me my dvd player back!

    Also, I suggest a preventative measure -- once you do get the drive open, put a CD/DVD in it as a placeholder. I've found that the drive is far less prone to a jam when there's a disk on the tray.

    I used paper clip method but it did not work,, Please tell me another method