My Dvd rom tray does not Come out?

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My Asus DVD ROM tray does not come out. It is stuck in and when I slap on it sometimes it comes out.

How can I make it work properly?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #111670

My Dvd rom tray does not Come out?


CD/DVD ROMs/writers usually have a pin hole on its front panel. Insert a pin (safety pin will do) in this hole, then gently push it while pressing the eject button to open the stuck DVD ROM tray. However, this solution is just temporary and ideal for urgent cases. To permanently resolve this problem, I suggest that you contact a hardware engineer or expert.

You can also try to open and clean the CD/DVD ROM by yourself, then find a belt which functions for the CD/DVD ROM tray’s open and close mechanism. Check if you need to have it changed or realigned. For a more steadfast solution and to avoid recurrence of this problem, it is best that you get a CD/DVD ROM replacement.

Answered By 0 points N/A #111672

My Dvd rom tray does not Come out?


Usually we have problems ejecting our DVDtrays (both by pushing directly on the eject button or using the onscreen eject option) and this can be really disturbing when we have some demanding work to do. This is usually due to the fact that DVD ROM devices are sensitive to how they are installed in the case and anything that puts a twisting force on them such as when the screws are tightened may have an adverse effect. I'd find that a stubborn tray would work fine if I loosened screws or moved the drive forward 1mm. I've seen cases components interfere with opening as well. Cases aren't always perfectly constructed and we force things to fit. DVD ROM drives don't like this.

More often than not we do not need to dismount our machines:

Sometimes, the DVD drive doesn't open because the case is misalignment,

We might have left a disk on the drawer not seated properly.

Try pressing on the center portion of the drive when it is attempting to open.

Alternatively we can open the disk tray with a paper clip, Straighten the paper clip and insert it into the manual release hole until resistance is felt.

Once the resistance is felt, keep pushing the paper clip until the drawer opens a little.

Remove the paper clip, and gently pull out the drawer until the disk is accessible.


There might be a panel that covers the tray, and you won't see the tiny hole. If that's the case, just use your fingernail to pry open the panel, which most likely will pull out (not off) and you'll then see the hole. Once you push the straightened out paper clip into the hole, the tray should come out enough for you to pull it out the rest of the way. Otherwise check the documentation that came with your computer for information about removing the front panel.


On some models the release hole and the drive activity light (LED) look similar and are about the same size. Do not force the paper clip into the hole if it does not go in. Make sure that the hole is not the LED. Also restarting the computer and pressing the Eject button on the computer often opens the disk tray, use these steps:

Save all work and close any open programs before restarting (make sure you unplug the power cord from the power outlet).

Click the Windows Start button, click the arrow next to the Lock button and then click Restart.

When the computer restarts, press the Eject button on the front of the computer when the first screen appears (before Windows Exploratory system launches).


If the drive door opens upon startup but does not open in Computer, a software program may be taking control of the DVD driver. Try shutting down or configuring any software programs that create disks or monitor the DVD drive.

If the above suggestions do not work, then replacing the drive with a new one might be the only option left.

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