When the disc tray pops open slightly, wait a moment to make sure the
disc has stopped spinning before pulling the disc tray fully open.
How to remove disc when the disc tray will not open
Pressing the eject button will not open the disc tray when the computer
power is off. If the power is off, you can open the disc tray by inserting a
slender object (about 20 mm) such as a straightened paper clip into the
manual eject hole near the eject button.
1. Manual eject hole
Turn off the power before you use the manual eject hole. If the disc is
spinning when you open the disc tray, the disc could fly off the spindle and
This section describes the types of writable discs. Check the specifications
of your drive to see the types of discs it can write.
The disc extends slightly over the sides of the disc tray so you can
grasp it. Gently lift out the disc.
Push the center of the disc tray to close it. Press gently until it locks
Figure 4-4 Manual release with the eject hole
CD-R discs can be written only once. The recorded data cannot be
erased or changed.
CD-RW discs including multi speed CD-RW discs, high-speed CD-RW
discs and ultra-speed CD-RW discs can be recorded more than once.
DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL discs can be written only
once. The recorded data cannot be erased or changed.
DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-RAM discs can be recorded more than