Solved DVD/CD ROM drive not opening

July 29, 2014 at 09:06:21
Specs: Windows 7
I can't open the DVD+/-RW drive it has the operating CD in it and won't open this is on a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop

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July 29, 2014 at 10:13:35
straighten a paperclip and stick in the hole of the cd/dvd drive to manually open it.

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July 29, 2014 at 21:39:19
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If the computer is doing something with the drive it may not open til it's done. Will right clicking on it in 'my computer' and choosing 'eject' open it up?

If you try the paperclip thing, do it with the laptop powered off. Otherwise it'll likely try to reclose. If the drive continues to act up you'll need to replace it.

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