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CD-Rom drive stopped ejecting

By lindsay ·
I have an old Vale PC with a Cd-Rom drive that has stopped ejecting, I have tried the pin method but this had been tried before by someone inexperienced. I have tried to take the plastic front piece off but it seems to be stuck. Is it worth trying anything else or just replacing the Drive or getting a new PC. I work in a school.

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by Chud In reply to CD-Rom drive stopped ejec ...

I'd just replace the drive - it's not like they're expensive nowadays - however if you've got the money now would be quite a good time to upgrade to a better system but remember to use the '2 steps down' rule to get best value for money - buy a system 2 steps down from the highest spec so you don't pay a 'this is the fastest' premium.

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by lindsay In reply to CD-Rom drive stopped ejec ...

I had thought of that nbut no money in the pot at the moment.

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by TheChas In reply to CD-Rom drive stopped ejec ...

There are other things you can try, if you consider yourself to have high mechanical aptitude.

It depends on if the drive is worth an hour or so of time vs. a new or used drive.

You can also consider that you have nothing to loose but the time.

Set up a clean work area, and wear a static grounding wrist strap. Carefully open up the drive housing, and inspect the gears and slides of the tray mechanism.
I had a low usage drive that had a deformed tooth on a gear. A little bit of filing salvaged the drive.

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by lindsay In reply to CD-Rom drive stopped ejec ...

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by bohicam1 In reply to CD-Rom drive stopped ejec ...

In all honesty, with today's prices, I would recommend a new puter. If you need to get the cd out of the drive right now though, try a paper clip unwound 2 lengths, this is usually the length needed to get all the way in there to trigger the door
Good luck!

Mike

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by lindsay In reply to CD-Rom drive stopped ejec ...

I have tried that one already

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by craig_eights In reply to CD-Rom drive stopped ejec ...

from my computer right click the cdrom drive and select eject this sometimes open the drive so you can get your cd out.

Snake

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