Ejecting Cd drive

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  1. ruthless

    ruthless Lin Win Mac

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    How do i manually eject my cd drive? One of my cd is stuck in the drive
     
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    If your CD/DVD is stuck. Use a sharp pin or one that came with drive & insert it
    in the hole in the drive. Be careful not to damage the drive!!
    Other option is while booting press 'Delete' key, enter BIOS, now press the CD drive
    eject button. The CD drive should eject.
     
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    Check the bezel (front) area for a tiny hole, very small hole indeed. Now use a thin material, like a pen refill or a pin and poke it in there, the tray will eject.
     
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    yup, put the pin inside.....but be careful not to drop the pin inside it(i accidentally dropped one pin and it kept ejected until i took out my drive and tilted it to remove the pin)

    a good way is to attach a thread to a sewing needle and then insert it
     
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    sorry for buttin in a new question but mine is some waht related to this and didint wanna make a new thread for it...When u rght click the cd icon in MY COMPUTER u can see the "Eject" button..How can i add my cutomized button like take back the cd in or some thing like reverse of eject
     
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    Yes, it is also my question. Is it possible to make a button on desktop or entry in right-click menu(may be called LOAD) to take back the CD/DVD tray?
     
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    Hope vishal will add up more light on this .....:)
     
  8. Vishal Gupta

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    Afaik, there is no registry trick for adding such an option in context menu.
    Coz none of windows DLL files contains such method to close the tray.

    But there is a workaround to get the "Close Tray" option in context menu of CD drive!

    Just install Virtual Clone Drive from here. Its just 1.05 MB setup file. After installation u'll get an option to close tray in the context menu ;)

    Actually this software installs a DLL file ElbyVCDShell.dll, which contains a method to close the tray. :)
     
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    well in linux just write "eject" and done:p
    no need of dll hacking needed
     
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    Microsoft should incorporate this feature(LOAD Command in the Right-click Context Menu) in their upcoming Windows Vista.
     
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    mine also stuck sometimes but ejected after a system restart.
     
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    I always knew VISHAL does know all this stuff...:cool:Thats why called him...That help was ok..but will that option still be there after i unistall Virtual Clone Drive
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    IS it may be i shud still leave " ElbyVCDShell.dll " after i unistall Virtual Clone Drive and i can still continue with the load option in my context menu
     
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  13. Vishal Gupta

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    thnx :D

    Nope! it'll not work if u uninstall the s/w :)

    Actually I tried to copy the DLL file and then uninstalled the s/w.
    Then I registered the DLL file and also created required registry entries but all were in vain :(
     
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    Thnx 4 telling that....[b4 i could even try it]:D but i jst jst hope there might be some or the other solution for that:)

    Waiting a solution frm u,VISHAL:p
     
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    Well there are command line tools which can close a perticular or all optical drive trays. What I don't know is
    1. Can we add context menu only for optical drives?
    2. Is it possible to pass the name of drive to command, when clicked in context menu, in case you have multiple optical drives, so as to close only that drive?
     
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  18. Vishal Gupta

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    thnx. Its really makes me feel good when I can help some1 :wink:
    thnx again.
     
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