How Can I Get a Disc to Eject From a Toshiba Satellite Laptop?

By Elijah Chau

On a Toshiba Satellite, the disc drive allows for users to take advantage of CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray content -- you can watch movies, rip music or burn discs, among other abilities. If your disc drive is jammed, though, you may have difficulty removing the disc. However, it's possible to jury-rig a simple solution.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper clip

Step 1

Bend one end of the paper clip into a straight line. You want to reshape the paper clip so that it's shaped similar to a long, narrow stick.

Step 2

Locate the hole on the Satellite's disc drive that's designated for force-eject situations. This is a small circle-shaped hole on the disc drive's eject bay.

Step 3

Take your paper clip rod and push it into the hole.

Step 4

Press the rod against the end of the force-eject hole until the disc drive pops open.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid using excessive force when attempting to force-eject a disc from the drive -- it takes minimal strength to set off the release trigger.