Cannot eject CD-ROM



bngh
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Whenever I leave a CD-ROM in the CD drive for a length of time (for example:
if I leave my Microsoft Streets and Trips CD-ROM in the CD drive overnight),
when I try to eject the CD-ROM, the CD tray will not open. I have tried
troubleshooting, but I still have not found a solution. I would like to know
how to fix this problem.
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bngh

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Try this...

Open My Computer | Right click your drive | Click Eject.

Or try this...

Straighten a paper clip, push the straight end into
the little (I mean small) hole on the front of the CD drive, there
will be a bit of resistance. Keep your hand out of the way. You
might consider doing this one with the computer turned OFF.

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:67CCA44B-C436-47B3-9D8B-2C31D121CFAA@microsoft.com,
bngh <bngh@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> Whenever I leave a CD-ROM in the CD drive for a length of time (for
> example: if I leave my Microsoft Streets and Trips CD-ROM in the CD drive
> overnight), when I try to eject the CD-ROM, the CD tray will not open. I
> have tried troubleshooting, but I still have not found a solution. I
> would like to know how to fix this problem.
> --
> bngh

PCDaddy
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Don't leave it in over night. Many pc's do this, and a quick reboot will
get you to eject it. If i leave a movie or any cd in over night or long
time, it does this. Even in my older pcs with 98 or ME. I never found
out why and i have searched. Unless someone on here knows, it remains a
mystery. My best guess would be a tasty cd that the pc loves and won't
spit out or a gliche in the mem that occurs after so long that the
drive becomes unresponsive. duh.


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Cannot eject CD-ROM