|I have a sony VAIO PCV-650|
and i have the same problem.
I have two cd drives, and one will not open at the touch of the button. I have to slightly hit the top of the computer right after i push the button. and after that, it will close on its own 5 seconds later if i dont hold it open. i can hear the mechanism that opens and closes it struggling. I can hear the noise it makes as it closes, but the gears inside just spin and spin and it wont close sometimes. i have to give it a little nudge and it will close very fast.
i purchased my computer pre built, and after i reformatted once, the DVD software was gone. warranty was up and i never got a cd for it when i bought it.
about the hole and the straightened paper clip. with my sony vaio case atleast, there is no hole on the outside, you have to take off the case front. but the only hole there has a headset icon under it. ive already had enough experience with paper clips in elextrical outlets.
hope it helped
can i put a question here?