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The HP-LG CA30L BD-DVD Combo in my new rig does not have any eject button and I stupidly stick in a memtest CD before even installing the OS. For some reasons the memtest program only flashes on the screen for split second and now the computer just keep rebooting w/ the CD stuck in the drive. Is there any keystroke I can do to eject the CD? I tried poking in the holes, while the drive is disconnected, but can't seem to locate any emergency eject button...

Thanks in advance.
Edited by Alecela - 7/18/11 at 4:43am
    
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post #2 of 48
You can try physically taking out the drive and unscrewing it.


Only thing I can think of lol.

EDIT:

Also, I heard some DVD drives have a mechanism where if you push on the front of the drive it will pop out. Just a thought.
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Usually drives have a small hole and poke a paper clip into it and the disc should pop out.
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stick a paperclip or something in the hole under the tray
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post #5 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by KJ4MRC;14253962 
Usually drives have a small hole and poke a paper clip into and it should pop out.

this
    
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post #6 of 48
There should be a pin sized hole on the front of the drive that pressing a paper clip into will pop the tray open.
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You have to push it straight in and I'd recommend using a paperclip and not something like a needle or pin so you can get good contact.

Other option is to hook the drive up to another machine or another drive to this one and use a livecd or install the OS and eject it.

Don't think there's anything in your bios that you can do to eject it.
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post #7 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by KJ4MRC;14253962 
Usually drives have a small hole and poke a paper clip into it and the disc should pop out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Diamond135;14253965 
stick a paperclip or something in the hole under the tray
Quote:
Originally Posted by ghettogeddy;14253969 
this

Do you guy's not even read what OP said?
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Originally Posted by KJ4MRC;14253962 
I tried poking in the holes, while the drive is disconnted,
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post #8 of 48
Why is there no eject button? If it fell of if you get a pencil you can push the button inside to open it up, or use the paper clip idea.
post #9 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBigC;14253987 
Do you guy's not even read what OP said?

While the drive is disconnected...? I wasn't aware buttons work with no power. Unless the front just doesn't work period.

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Edited by Fatalizzzee - 7/17/11 at 11:13pm
post #10 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by KJ4MRC;14253962 
Usually drives have a small hole and poke a paper clip into it and the disc should pop out.

this. look all over the front and you should find it. make sure the PC is off and just shove a paper clip or something in there.

it is a mechanical switch. so it physically pushes the CD tray out.
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