How to eject DVD stuck in drive in laptop Presario CQ42? On removing through Eject hardware switch it fails to eject. On removing via right-click Eject option, the right-clicking on DVD drive folder hangs the laptop.
Also,check that you go to device manager and right click on the DVD drive to uninstall the driver and then reboot your laptop to reinstall the DVD drive driver.
Thanks. Do you mean the software thingy is to be done after clip process as mentioned by respondents earlier
I was saying to uninstall the DVD driver from device manager and to reboot the system so that Windows OS will automatically install the driver.
The devices and printer section does not show CD / DVD drive.
In My computer , right clicking on CD drive , hangs the drive
On manual ejecting by eject hard key , it does not eject
On putting pin in hole below eject button , the drive did not open
See the below article for solution -
CD or DVD Drive Won’t Eject or Open
I viewed the weblink mentioning to put a credit card like card in space of drive. Can you please elaborate that for a user oriented workaround?
I haven't been able to find a sufficiently detailed picture of your model of laptop, but most laptop DVD drives have a little pinhole next to the eject button for manual ejection.
Switch off the laptop insert a straightened-out paperclip into the hole. Press and the drive will be ejected. You can do this while the laptop is working, but it may start throwing errors about the drive being unmounted without warning etc.
thank you. i would get back to you if further replies are required in this regard
I tried to insert a pin in hole beneath hard-key eject button in Presario CQ42. I pressed key for few seconds. With pressing the drive tray seemed to move but did not eject
You may need to press a little harder. The paperclip presses on a mechanical eject button which requires a bit of force. Difficult to describe the amount of force in words, sorry...
Would safety-pin be correct to use to eject?
Laptop DVD Tray Won't Eject - How To Open A CD Or DVD Drive
Thanks. i viewed the illustrative page. useful!
The page shows a paper pin. How long and how hard is it to be inserted? I am using Presario CQ42. It has pin hole beneath eject button. If i am correct , it is for the alternate eject
it should not be difficult unless the mechanism is also broken on your Presario CQ42
How to know if non-ejection is due to broken mechanism or improper pinning?
Safety pin is okay to use?
Please tell that if pin fails to eject , what is a user oriented workaround?
well i guess you have to try and see the cause of non-ejection if it is caused by broken mechanism
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you can try to boot on Ubuntu live cd and see if you will be able to eject
you can try openDiscDrives.vbs