Laptop DVD drive not opening

Problem description:

The laptop DVD drive tray will not open. When you press on the eject button, the light keeps blinking but the DVD drive tray remains closed.

Possible cause: DVD drive failure.

Possible troubleshooting steps and repair solution:

Most likely this problem is related to DVD drive failure. When the drive light blinks, it means the drive is getting power from the motherboard. It’s a mechanical problem inside the drive. In this case the DVD drive has to be replaced with a new one.

If you have a CD or DVD disc stuck inside the drive, you can remove it using a paper clicp. Straighten the paper clip and insert it into the hole in the drive door. Push the paper clip into the drive until the door opens up. Remove the disc and close the drive.

You can remove the DVD drive from the laptop and take a closer look inside the tray. It’s possible that you have a foreign object stuck inside the drive preventing it from opening.

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