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Old 07-07-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: 757
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How would you remove a CD from a CD Rom drive that would not eject?

Yea, this has not been a good day

Thanks in advance..
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Old 07-07-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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How would you remove a CD from a CD Rom drive that would not eject?

Yea, this has not been a good day

Thanks in advance..
First you get a sledgehammer, then you hit the front of the CD ROM player till the front cracks off - just kidding really!

Get a paperclip open it up some till it's straight then there's a small tiny hole by the CD tray door - push that paperclip straight into it, they'll be some resistance but the tray should open a tad that you'd be able to pull it out (the tray manually) and retrieve the formally trapped CD.

Last edited by njguy; 07-07-2008 at 03:47 PM.. Reason: edit
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Old 07-07-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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njguy,,, lol...


Also, when ya get the CD out, check it real good - look for any gummy areas [esp. near or around the center hole] that may have helped get it stuck in the holder/tray. I've used alcohol to remove that stuff.
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Old 07-08-2008, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If you scratch it, you might be able to take it to Hastings or to Game Stop to get it buffed. Hastings is a better deal if you have one.
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Old 07-12-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Really Brian? Thats pretty sweet.

I keep thinking about getting a disc doctor thing, seen them do some pretty amazing stuff.
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Old 07-12-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: US
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Don't bother with those cleaning machines. Use your toilet.

A friend of mine worked at a game shop for a few years. People would come in and ask to have their CDs cleaned. The employee would take it into the bathroom and (in a clean bowl) flush the CD with the content side facing up. It worked better than their cleaning kit.

I always wondered why he told us to never lick his CDs to try and clean them and then one day when I was up at his work I found out why...
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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Am I totally off base here or did you try ejecting it by going through My Computer and right clicking on the drive and clicking on eject? Or is this just a cleaning issue?
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:38 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Am I totally off base here or did you try ejecting it by going through My Computer and right clicking on the drive and clicking on eject? Or is this just a cleaning issue?
lol - OP posted regarding issues w/ ejecting CD from the computer, and then there are now replies as to how to help clean, in case the CD itself was damaged/dirty before and/or during the removal process...
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