Hardware Thread, CD stuck in slot drive in Technical; Hi All
I have a Dell Vostro that I need to return as it died, but I need to get ...
3rd October 2008, 08:22 AM #1
CD stuck in slot drive
I have a Dell Vostro that I need to return as it died, but I need to get a CD out first Has anyone any idea how I might be able to remove the CD? It's one of those slot drives so there's no tray with paperclip hole It's been suggested I try and find a small "mechanical button" at the front of the slot but I can't see or feel one
3rd October 2008, 08:45 AM #2
bios or windows
go into bios ( using F2 afaik ) and hold down the eject button down and see if it ejects it. If not can you get into windows and right click on the drive and eject it that way by using the eject option ?
other then that talk to dell support
3rd October 2008, 09:28 AM #3
I saw this on a Mac site. No idea if it will work.
Instead, try to use the shutter of an old 3.5" floppy disc, and bend both ends of the shutter slightly outwards, so that the disc can easily slip between the ends. Now you have a tool that is thin enough to go a bit deeper into you Mac's slot-in drive. Press the Eject button and try to catch a tiny part of the disc with your newly-built tool. You should have a fairly good grip on the disc, and you can start to pull it out -- very slowly!
3rd October 2008, 09:38 AM #4
Yes, I've used this technique - with the addition of some very thin strips of rubber on the end to give grip.
Originally Posted by laserblazer
3rd October 2008, 09:51 AM #5
Had a similar problem on a studio laptop that uses the slot loading drive. If the above doesn't work, and the drive has become locked shut as in my case the only real solution is to remove the drive cover and remove the disc manually.
This wont be easy though as you have to strip the whole laptop to get at the drive. See here for info Documentation
3rd October 2008, 09:52 AM #6
I worked on a Dell Vostro recently (literally days ago) and the disc drive was kind of behind a flap. You should be able to manually push the flap down. Is there still no pin hole here either?
3rd October 2008, 11:45 AM #7
Yeah im suprised there isnt a pin hole
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