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Jim Johnson

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CD-RW Won't Eject
« on: March 20, 2005, 07:19:23 PM »
My CD writer refuses to eject the disc when I am done writing to it.  The only way i can eject it is to shut the computer down and restart.  Then it will eject.  Any help?
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Re: CD-RW Won't Eject
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2005, 07:27:08 PM »
A mechanical way of ejecting the disc Jim is to push a straightened-out paper clip in the small hole in the front cover of the drive. Doesn't solve the main problem, but gives you a workaround without having to reboot.
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Re: CD-RW Won't Eject
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2005, 08:03:29 PM »
Jim, go to My Computer and right click on CD icon. You should get an option of the menu to eject. If that does not work use the paperclip.

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Re: CD-RW Won't Eject
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2005, 08:06:31 PM »
Ron,

I had forgotten about the paperclip.  I have already tried the right click on the CD icon and that does not work.
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Re: CD-RW Won't Eject
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2005, 03:18:23 PM »
Jim,
Your problem might not be mechanical at all. CD writing software must 'close' the disk before it lets go of the writer and won't let you eject until that's been done. You might try the support page for your software and see if any updates are available, or go to the writer mfg site and check for new drivers. If that fails, try deleting your writer (go to Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager, DVD/CD-ROM Drives) click the "+" sign in front, right-click on the drive and select "Uninstall".  Then re-boot your system and the drive should be re-recognized and installed. You may need your original install cd to complete the operation. Also try deleting the writing program and re-install it, as it may have been corrupted.  Good Luck!
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Re: CD-RW Won't Eject
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2005, 08:36:09 PM »
Karl,

Sorry for the delay.  Have been out of town and off-line.  Thanks for the reply.  I will try your suggestions as soon as i get caught up.

Jim
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Re: CD-RW Won't Eject
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005, 02:55:38 PM »
Karl,

Tried your suggestion of deleting the drive and rebooting and it worked.  Thanks a lot.

Jim

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Re: CD-RW Won't Eject
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2005, 06:12:20 PM »
That's good news, Jim. Glad to be of help.
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