CD-ROM Disc Extraction
If your CD-ROM's eject button is awkwardly placed, and mid-air collisions occur when ejecting your disc, then follow these steps:
- In the MY COMPUTER or Windows Explorer window, right-click your CD-ROM drive icon and select Eject. Out comes the disc, and the disaster is averted.
- If you are using Power Toys for Windows 95/98, you can right-click on the Power Toys icon for FlexiCD (it will appear like a CD Disc), then select Eject. By selecting the Eject or Close button you can close the CD Disc without manually performing the button push.
- If your disc is stuck, or system is off. Typically, most CD-ROM drives will have a small pin hole which can be used for manual extraction. Just take a paper clip and insert in a short ways to extract the CD Disc. This manual extraction should only be used when required. Check by the LED light or fast forward button for this pin hole or view the manual on the CD-ROM drive.
Just click on the back arrow for the Home Page.
Date of last revision: 31 July 2001. I have used this technique on multiple CD-ROM drives and it has worked successfully, however, I am not responsible for any damage they may happen to your CD-ROM or system.