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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!!
 
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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.
muaz.khair3 months ago

Awesome Worked!

higgens1 year ago
this did not work
pokeball2 years ago
i m unable to find the hole.... plzzzzz help
This method comes in the instruction manuals!
I think everyone knows it !!!
mykiscool2 years ago
Thanks this helped me a lot! If it wasn't for this I probably would've succeeded in breaking my drive with my dull knife prying and pulling with my hands method.
schumi232 years ago
Another method i have found is using a magnet. I found it completely by accident, as i took a DVD drive out of a broken laptop, laid it on my desk, on top of a HDD magnet, and it popped open. i then did again, and when i put the magnet under, and a little behind the button, it would open the DVD player.
Al3xX903 years ago
Thx for posting this tutorial my cd/dvd drive start to block with no cd/dvd inside but now it works!!! And i have done it with computer ON
Shane11635 years ago
haha our computer's DVD/burner drive always gets stuck when there's a disc in it! no disc it opens up.. a disc in it gets stuck! I think what's causing it is bcuz there is so much dust and dirt built up in the gears that it jams but I'm not sure.. dirty discs don't cause that I never knew about the hole until someone come over to fix other problems with the computer and he told us about it! We also have a DVD recorder that has a stuck drive! can't find any small hole ANYWHERE on the DVD player for that one tho.. :(
I sure hope someone could help on this. I have similar problem but double as each of my  2 Phillips DVD players has got a disc stuck in.
microman1716 years ago
Leave the computer on, that way when you press it it will open all the way. There is no danger to the CD's themselves. WE have a faulty CD drive that almost ALWAYS get stuck. This is how we do it (computer ON)
Simple and easy 'ible. Except in step 4 you say that you can prevent this by keeping your CDs clean? I would be more worried with warped discs than fingerprints and scratches.