optical drive won't open draw to put in cd

Dell Insprion b130 notebook
November 3, 2010 at 15:38:22
Specs: Windows XP
First my windows media player stop playing my dvd's and cd's then the optical drive drawer won't open.

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November 3, 2010 at 17:37:42
Sounds like your optical device is on the way out.

Have you tried to right click on the drive icon in windows explorer and select eject? That may or may not work depending on what the problem is with your optical device.

Second, there is a little pin hole in the front faciaof the drive.

You can eject the drive physically by taking a pin and inserting into the pin hole to push the drive door open.

This pin hole is provided for cases where the drive will stubbornly not eject / open.

When everything else fails, read the instructions.

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November 3, 2010 at 17:54:09
Thank you i got it open with a pin.One down one to go still can play cd or dvd light not flashing.

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