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ToxicSteve
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E420s DVD/CD Drive won't eject!

 

I've tried everything! The stupid thing won't eject the DVD I put in it. I installed the ODD Eject Utility and I can't even get that program to run let alone eject my disk. I also read somewhere that there is a force eject in BIOS and can't find that. Tried hitting eject in Windows and that didn't work either. It sounds like it is trying then it just fails....

 

 

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Re: E420s DVD/CD Drive won't eject!

look for tiny hole in the DVD tray , put a paperclip in it and push it lightly that should eject the tray .



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Re: E420s DVD/CD Drive won't eject!

It is a slim loading tray, no paperclip hole on these guys.

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Re: E420s DVD/CD Drive won't eject!

well that sucks!



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Re: E420s DVD/CD Drive won't eject!

[ Edited ]

I figured out the problem when I called up the tech support and they said that it was usually a software issue, not a hardware issue.

 

Booted up Ubuntu from a flash drive and could pop the DVD in and out all day long.

Went back to my Windows and fiddled a bit and figured out whenever the DVD was stuck in there, all I had to do was to stop explorer.exe and restart it and the DVD could be popped out. So then I reformatted my HDD and now works perfectly, always. It was just on the crummy Lenovo Image that it comes with.

 

Who do I call to report this? The generic Lenovo Support?