hp laptop cd/dvd drive stuck?
my cd/dvd drive suddenly stopped working and doesn't seem to be detected on the laptop anymore and won't open with a cd stuck inside. How can I fix it and get the cd out?
- 1 month ago
Restart the computer
Look for the small hole on the faceplate of the disc drive
Straighten a paper clip and insert it into the manual release hole until resistance is felt
Press in gently on the paper clip until the tray is released.
- I'm BatmanLv 71 month ago
Howitzer. Nuf said.
- champerLv 71 month ago
Use a straightened paper clip in the tiny hole, as others have said. That releases the mechanical latch and enables you to take the disk out. One the disk is out, let the drive close. Now see if it's recognised. A reboot may be helpful here. If no joy, it sounds like the drive has failed and needs to be replaced. They're surprisingly cheap.
- Bill-MLv 71 month ago
Paper Clip -- Tiny Hole on CD/DVD tray. Push Paper Clip into hole to release the tray.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
If your still rocking a laptop with a disc drive, it should have failed by now
- StarryskyLv 71 month ago
All CD/DVD drives have a release on the front of the tray. It is a tiny hole. Put a long slender stiff wire (straightened paper clip) in there and press until the tray pops out a little.
As far as not found in device manager, restart from cold off, see if better. If not, contact HP for support on your laptop.