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CD-R trapped and spinning in my drive, how do I get it out?

Discussion in 'CD-R(W) Media' started by ashroy01, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. ashroy01

    ashroy01 Regular member

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    Hey,

    I have a CD-R stuck in my drive and it's still writing the lead-out for all I know. Can somebody tell me how to get it out without shutting down?

    It's still in there, I don't want to shut down.
     
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  2. Weycraze

    Weycraze Regular member

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    Somewhere on the front bezel of the drive you'll see a pinhole, push a paperclip in it and the disc will eject. This is the manual eject for the drive
     
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    ashroy01 Regular member

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    thanks, I didn't know about it
     
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    Weycraze Regular member

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    No problem my friend. Hope you got it out before you shattered it.

    A messy scene....
     
  5. ashroy01

    ashroy01 Regular member

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    shatter the drive or the cd? Anyway, thanks, I finally shut down but I ran into the problem again and took your advice -- hope I haven't worn down any machine parts.
     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    happened to me once, i was loading software on a customer's computer when the cd exploded into pieces. had to take drive apart to clean all the pieces out & drive still worked afterwards
     
  7. Weycraze

    Weycraze Regular member

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    That would be to shatter the CD.

    I've yet to see a shattered drive, and don't really care to, because it'll more than likely be mine!!

    ddp, is correct, it's a $@#$'in MESS!!
     
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    SHATTERED!!! Your kidding right....oh my lord

    That actually can happen????

    Never heard of that. But did once get a cd stuck, but just shut down and restarted, before it booted up hit the eject button.

     
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    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    the disk just exploded in the drive as i think it was spinning out of control. darn near scared the shit out of me when it went off. there was plastic & aluminum all over the inside of the drive from the cd so had to take drive apart to clean the pieces of the cd out. so yes it does happen & so far only once in 10yrs with a cd drive too
     
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    Weycraze Regular member

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    On a softer note, it is a good idea to check disks before they go in, because all it takes is a hairline crack in one and BAM!

    Especially when there our younger ones around that have assess to disks. They really do make quite a projectile when forced in the air against a wall!!!

    LOL
     
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    it sounds awful, but on the other hand it sounds really cool too
     
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    LOL! So what is being said here...is that we need safety glasses if we are going to be on the computer....

    j/k.

     

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