How to Remove DVD From an Acer Laptop

A laptop DVD carriage.

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.

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.

Tip

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.

Warning

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.

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