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For the conventional laptop having tray like DVD Drive, have the facility to eject the tray out to remove the CD/DVD by using pin hole facility, when it got stuck inside. But now a days most of the DELL and other laptops are coming with slot load DVD drives.

These slot load drives are very convenient, to insert any disc inside you just need to press the disc to go inside the slot and to eject only pressing or touching the eject button does the work. Anyways what will happen if the disc stuck inside ? There are no pin hole or any other facility to remove the disc.

How to Eject Stuk DVD from Slot Load DVD Drive:

One easy solution is that, hold the laptop with DVD drive facing down and gently pat on the backside or top of the laptop to make the disc come out ! But this will not work in all situation and even this method is quite dangerous for laptop.

So here is the solution:

  1. Switch off the laptop
  2. Press the power button to switch it on.
  3. Instantly after pressing the power button, start pressing  ” F2 ” key on the keyboard to enter the BIOS setting.
  4. Now press/touch the ” eject button ” of the DVD drive and now you are done, you will get the disc out.

If any how these steps does not work, then try calling DELL service. Donot try to open the DVD drive on your own , otherwise it will void the warranty.

F2 key works with DELL laptops and for other laptops try pressing the key which open BIOS setting of the motherboard and finally press the eject button to make the disc come out. Hope the solution work for other laptops too.

16 Responses to “How to Eject Stuk DVD from Slot Load DVD Drive – Tips”

  1. Ankit

    Thanks for the compliments and you are here…For removing stucked DVD from general tray type DVD drive, look for pin-hole on the cover and insert-press a thin point-less pin in it and drive will come out…

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  2. miraj

    awesome,I was freaked out for a while not being able to get the dvd out from my dell, this worked like a beauty!!

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  3. Kasparas

    Thanks a milli000000n :D you saved my life. I was almost at the point, when I wanted to disassemble dell optical slot drive.

    Reply
  4. Johnson @ Best Laptop

    It happened to me before the DVD stuck in my laptop. I was worried
    bcos at first i was not able to open the tray. Your post will help me
    if it happens again…Nice tips!

    Reply
  5. Aristarkhos

    Good one. I did some more googling to add your tips. Seems some guys have other ‘methods’ to physically remove the disc with less stress.
    For iMac: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3007
    Apple Support: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2801

    Physically removing with credit cards (at the end of the post): http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20080605013811670

    HP: For laptops, they don’t seem to have a solution at all!
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=it&dlc=it&cc=it&docname=c00035774

    Old article on MacBook: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/how-to/4212374

    Google throws up mainly Apple and Dell-related issues. With a few HP-related ones. Slot loads are still not catching on, are they?

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  6. Jodie

    okay so i have a dell studio 1555 laptop, and the charger broke so basically my laptop is dead.., and i have a CD that i desperately need to get out of it.. any ideas on what i can do:D

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