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    Default How to manually eject a CD from a slot-loading drive on Vostro 1510

    Hi

    My technologically challenged uncle unwittingly inserted a data cd in a new Vostro 1510's slot-loading dvd combo drive. The computer would not boot up but it took the cd which means the drive is alive. Is there a way of ejecting a cd out of these drives. I asked him to look for a pin-hole for manually ejecting the cd (as in my old G3 iMac) but he reported back that there is no such hole. There has to be a way of manually removing a cd from these drives if the computer refuses to boot up. Please help!

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: How to manually eject a CD from a slot-loading drive on Vostro 1510

    Pop the dvd drive out and shove it on another notebook

    Also see if theres a paperclip hole else where in the drive
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    Default Re: How to manually eject a CD from a slot-loading drive on Vostro 1510

    Have you tried the boot menu when booting to bypass boot order and eject once you're in Windows?

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    Default Re: How to manually eject a CD from a slot-loading drive on Vostro 1510

    Quote Originally Posted by meh View Post
    Have you tried the boot menu when booting to bypass boot order and eject once you're in Windows?
    Windows is not loading, it is a new machine. Don't ask me why the CD was inserted in a duff machine, it was and more strange things happen in life! The drive can be removed by removing back-cover which could invalidated the warranty. Remember this is a DoD (dead on arrival) machine and needs to be sent back but that cd has to be taken out before that.

    Thanks for the replies, folks. Wonderful and quick as always.

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    Default Re: How to manually eject a CD from a slot-loading drive on Vostro 1510

    Talk to dell support about your situation, they might be able to do something for you.

    You should be able to pop the whole drive out without voiding the warranty.
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    Default Re: How to manually eject a CD from a slot-loading drive on Vostro 1510

    Can you load up the BIOS (F2) then press the eject button from there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricks. View Post
    Can you load up the BIOS (F2) then press the eject button from there?
    Thanks, will try.

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    Default Re: How to manually eject a CD from a slot-loading drive on Vostro 1510

    Go into BIOS setup, and try holding the eject button down for several seconds. It worked for me on a Vistro 1710 with the same drive.

 

 

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