How to Remove DVD From an Acer Laptop

By Traci Joy

Most Acer laptops come with a DVD drive--the Acer Aspire One is an exception. Removing a DVD from an Acer laptop is as simple as putting one in. However, there may come a time when you have problems ejecting a DVD. In that case, there are three possible ways to remove it from your Acer laptop, one of which should work for you.

Things You'll Need

  • Paperclip

Step 1

Turn on the power to your Acer and press and release the "Eject" button on the side of your CD/DVD drive. If the CD/DVD drive door does not open, then move on to Step 2.

Step 2

Click on "Start" on your desktop and then on "My Computer" or "Computer." When the window opens, right click on the CD/DVD listing. If your computer is able to read the DVD that is in the drive, the name of the disc will be listed there.

Step 3

Right click on the DVD drive, and scroll down to select "Eject" from the drop-down menu. At this point, the CD/DVD drive door should open and eject the disc. If this does not open the drive door, then move on to Step 4.

Step 4

Take a paperclip and bend one end out straight. Insert the straight end of the clip into the small pinhole that is on your CD/DVD drive door next to the eject button. This will manually open up the drive door and eject the DVD.

Tips & Warnings

  • Remove the DVD from your Acer as soon as you are finished using it. This will lower the risk of it becoming stuck in the laptop.
  • Manually opening your CD/DVD drive with a paperclip should only be considered if you have tried the first two methods at least twice without success.