How to Remove a CD From a Laptop

On a functioning laptop, the CD ejection button is typically located on or near the disc drive and a quick press will eject the CD. On a Mac laptop, you can click and drag the CD icon to the trash, and it will eject. If a CD is stuck inside the laptop, however, and these options fail, you need a backup plan to retrieve the CD. Most laptop disc drives have a backup ejection mechanism that will open the disc drive in any situation.

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Remove a CD from your laptop using the manual ejection mechanism.

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Unfold one part of a paperclip to create a long, pointy tool.

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Locate a small hole on or near your laptop's CD drive.

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Insert the paperclip or toothpick in the hole and hold it there for two or three seconds. The disc drive should open and eject your CD.