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CD drive won't open


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wdc202

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The CD drive in my W98 pc will not open when i press the button on the drive.
I can read stuff on the CD currently in the drive and i can write to it. But I can't open the drawer to remove it.

Can someone suggest a fix? Seems to me I once used a bent paper clip to open the drawer. Or am I just dreaming? Thanks. ..wdc
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Power system off and use the little emergency release hole to release the lock and pull the tray out.
You're not dreaming.
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Neil Jones: Thanks for your advice. Two things to report:

1. I was not able to find any small hole on the front of my CD drive. Must I open the case to see it?

2. In the process of restarting my PC (after having turned the power off to get at the small hole), I got a message that there was a diskette in drive A: and should remove it. When I did my CD tray opened! Problem fixed.

Like the old man said, "I've lived a long time and have seen lots of trouble and most of it never happened." May we all be so fortunate. .. wdc
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1) Depends on the case, some of them have covers that you need to fold down to get access to the actual front panel of the CD unit.

2) Strange things provide all the solutions.
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