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CD stuck in CDRW drive, Damage free removal sought

Posted on 2003-11-25
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I have a cheapo CD (my fault) stuck in my Wearnes CDRW-622  I would like to know if there is a way to open the CDRW and remove it without causing further damage to the unit.

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There should be a little hole in the front of the drive. Just pick a paperclip, unfold it and put it in that hole (your computer must be powered) now your drive should open manually.

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If that does not work, you will need to take apart the CDRW drive to remove the CD, , and depending on your hardware skills, it may work after putting it back together.

If not, then it is time for a new CDRW- prices are about $20 after rebates at major computer stores.

I hope this helps !
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Glad to help,

now use this cd as a frisby or take a look here: http://www.make-stuff.com/recycling/cd.html ;-)
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