Dell laptop studio 1555 cd stuck

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  1. Garfeild

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    Hi, ive just spent all sunday morning trying to get a stuck cd out of the mrs laptop,obviously shes not happy.i think ive put the cd in upside down.
    there is just a slot,no ejection button or little hole to poke a paper clip in.
    There is what looks like an eject button next to F12,but it doesnt do anything
    Going into the media player,it says theres no cd in the drive,or its a format thats not recognised,but even if the format isnt recognised,surely ther must be a way of getting a cd out.
    Anyone know how to get the disc out before i throw it out of the window?
    TIA
     
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    your best bet would be to pop into town and buy yourself some juicy fruit...
     
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    turn the laptop over and look for a panel which is over the disk drive, open it, you should be able to access the disk drive from there, if you can, remove the drive, if you can't then take a photo of it open for me and post it here i'll talk you through it step-by-step.
     
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    Have you tried opening My Computer, right clicking on the cd/dvd drive and clicking eject?
     
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    When you turn the laptop on, try pressing the eject button immediately - before Windows tries to read what's inside the drive. [I think it's next to F12 and it's orange?]
    It may be the split second needed to eject it.

    Homer
     
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    Found this on the Dell Community website:

    Homer


     
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    Well i eventually got it out,the disc must have not gone in properly when inserted, i took the battery out,looking for any hidden button,but when i refitted the battery,it made a noise from the disc drive,then displayed all the files i had on the disc,i was then able to eject it....so i had put it in the right way!!
    Thanks for all the suggestions.
     

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