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Optical Drive Broken

I Inserted A CD To My Optical Drive And After A Few Seconds, I Heard A Loud Crack! Now It Won't Open! When I Try To Eject It Thru The My Computer, It Says Error~ The Manual Eject Doesn't Work, Too! How Can I Fix This?
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    If the tray will not open using the manual pin hole release in the front, a hammer may be your last resort. Joking aside the drive may be beyond repair or use. So if the disc is of value, you may have to break it open in some way to retrieve it. New drives are rather cheap so figure to replace it in any case.
  2. Most likely the actual CD shattered, not the drive. I had this happen once. On spin up....CRACK!
    When we finally got it apart, the CD (not the drive) had disintegrated.

    On the face of the drive, there is a little tiny hole. Push a paper clip in there and it may open.

    Is this a laptop or desktop drive?
  3. USAFRet said:
    Most likely the actual CD shattered, not the drive. I had this happen once. On spin up....CRACK!
    When we finally got it apart, the CD (not the drive) had disintegrated.

    On the face of the drive, there is a little tiny hole. Push a paper clip in there and it may open.

    Is this a laptop or desktop drive?


    Desktop Drive
    The Manual Eject (Tiny Hole) Isn't Working. Tried Many Times, Nothing Happened
  4. ToRonnel said:
    USAFRet said:
    Most likely the actual CD shattered, not the drive. I had this happen once. On spin up....CRACK!
    When we finally got it apart, the CD (not the drive) had disintegrated.

    On the face of the drive, there is a little tiny hole. Push a paper clip in there and it may open.

    Is this a laptop or desktop drive?


    Desktop Drive
    The Manual Eject (Tiny Hole) Isn't Working. Tried Many Times, Nothing Happened


    Take the drive out. Shake it. Do you hear loose bits inside? If so, the disk and the drive are dead.
    Replace.
  5. Sorry to say these drives are not worth any repair.
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