CD/DVD drive

surya55_gwJanuary 6, 2014


I put a CD in my CD/DVD player on my laptop and it's stuck in there. It ejects but without the CD. Any ideas on how to retrieve the CD and fix it as well?


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Sounds like you may need to take the Laptop apart to get it out so we don't cause anymore damage. I think your best option is:

Take it to a local technician.


    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 8:00PM
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If you are not afraid of the computer try going to Youtube and type in the make and model of your computer. Very likely there'll be a video tutorial on how to take it apart. Just pay attention to detail if you try and keep screws separated by size as you dismantle.

If you are of a nervous disposition then go the route Zep suggests.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 8:38PM
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Oh man- this is terrible. I was hoping it would be easy and I can do it by myself. Too bad. Thanks so much anyway. Yes- I'm afraid to open it up:(

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 9:44PM
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I was thinking, what are the detailed steps I should take if I decide to open it up? Thanks again guys.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 10:26PM
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What's the make an model #

We ask because, basically we just Google the make and model with the word dissemble in the search terms and hope to find some sort of instructions,

I don't recommend it, but we could try to find instructions and you may make a decision at that point in time.

This post was edited by zep516 on Mon, Jan 6, 14 at 22:33

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 10:29PM
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Richard (chuggerguy)

Just for fun, you might watch this video:

If you watch it and think... "that doesn't look so bad", then probably it wouldn't be.

If on the other hand it looks scary and you don't even own a screwdriver, you might not want to even consider it.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 12:46AM
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Nice video Chuggerguy, I like those with clear diction and no head banging music to ruin a good tutorial.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 7:44AM
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Great tutorial! Thx for recommending it Chuggerguy. Zep, it's HPg60 series, I googled it and found out how to remove and replace it. Owbist, I will try to keep all screws nicely separated. I'll TRY to do it by myself. I'll come back and let you all know the outcome. Thx again all. Great group of people.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 11:18AM
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