How to Eject Stuk DVD from Slot Load DVD Drive – Tips

For the conventional laptop having tray like DVD Drive, have the facility to eject the tray out to remove the CD/DVD by using pin hole facility, when it got stuck inside. But now a days most of the DELL and other laptops are coming with slot load DVD drives.

These slot load drives are very convenient, to insert any disc inside you just need to press the disc to go inside the slot and to eject only pressing or touching the eject button does the work. Anyways what will happen if the disc stuck inside ? There are no pin hole or any other facility to remove the disc.

How to Eject Stuk DVD from Slot Load DVD Drive:

One easy solution is that, hold the laptop with DVD drive facing down and gently pat on the backside or top of the laptop to make the disc come out ! But this will not work in all situation and even this method is quite dangerous for laptop.

So here is the solution:

  1. Switch off the laptop
  2. Press the power button to switch it on.
  3. Instantly after pressing the power button, start pressing  ” F2 ” key on the keyboard to enter the BIOS setting.
  4. Now press/touch the ” eject button ” of the DVD drive and now you are done, you will get the disc out.

If any how these steps does not work, then try calling DELL service. Donot try to open the DVD drive on your own , otherwise it will void the warranty.

F2 key works with DELL laptops and for other laptops try pressing the key which open BIOS setting of the motherboard and finally press the eject button to make the disc come out. Hope the solution work for other laptops too.







17 responses to “How to Eject Stuk DVD from Slot Load DVD Drive – Tips”

  1. Ankit Singh Avatar
    Ankit Singh

    Nice One Ankit!I was thinking of it as if by any chance CD/DVD stuck in my laptop then how to recover.Nice informative post!

  2. Ankit Avatar

    Thanks for the compliments and you are here…For removing stucked DVD from general tray type DVD drive, look for pin-hole on the cover and insert-press a thin point-less pin in it and drive will come out…

  3. miraj Avatar

    awesome,I was freaked out for a while not being able to get the dvd out from my dell, this worked like a beauty!!

  4. Ankit Avatar

    You are welcome here ! and don't forget to spread the word!!

  5. Anonymous Avatar

    paper clip works best

  6. Kasparas Avatar

    Thanks a milli000000n 😀 you saved my life. I was almost at the point, when I wanted to disassemble dell optical slot drive.

  7. Harish Avatar

    Ankit, thanks very much for this.

  8. Johnson @ Best Laptop Avatar
    Johnson @ Best Laptop

    It happened to me before the DVD stuck in my laptop. I was worried
    bcos at first i was not able to open the tray. Your post will help me
    if it happens again…Nice tips!

    1. Ankit Avatar

      This will definitely help you out.

  9. Aristarkhos Avatar

    Good one. I did some more googling to add your tips. Seems some guys have other ‘methods’ to physically remove the disc with less stress.
    For iMac:
    Apple Support:

    Physically removing with credit cards (at the end of the post):

    HP: For laptops, they don’t seem to have a solution at all!

    Old article on MacBook:

    Google throws up mainly Apple and Dell-related issues. With a few HP-related ones. Slot loads are still not catching on, are they?


    it was nice answer i got from u. i tried any links to get rid off this problem but i got solution from u only. thank u sooooooooooo much

  11. Jodie Avatar

    okay so i have a dell studio 1555 laptop, and the charger broke so basically my laptop is dead.., and i have a CD that i desperately need to get out of it.. any ideas on what i can do:D

  12. Mike Avatar

    Thanks worked a treat – there were two discs in the drive – doh 🙂

  13. kittu Avatar

    Thank you so much ankit!!it really helped!!

  14. Lillie Avatar

    Thank You, I was really getting all paniky but the paper clip work like a charm.

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