How to Manually Open CD-ROM Drive

cd rom open trick

There is a simple trick how to open cd rom tray and take cd out if you forgot to do that and don't wan't to start computer only to open cd rom.

Notice that in every cd rom there is a small hole somewhere in the front panel. It is build for emergency situations like cd or dvd explodes and pieces of plastic blocks the opening mechanism. So to open the tray simply stick a needle in the hole and doors would quickly open. Now you can take the cd out or do other things like examining for dust, etc.

This trick works even if the cd rom is broken.

1 comment:

ChampDog said...

Good tip! I just realized there is hole in the CD-ROM. Also, the DVD-RW in my laptop has the hole as well. I guess it has the same purpose.