Article ID : 00024292 / Last Modified : 04/29/2015

The CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc drive tray on the computer will not open or a disc is stuck in the drive.

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The CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc® drive tray may not open when trying to eject a disc. This can occur if there is a mechanical failure, or if there is a disk stuck in the drive.

Follow this procedure to troubleshoot when the CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc drive tray does not open to eject a disc.


  • The tray will not open electronically unless the computer is turned on.
  • Because each of these steps represents a possible solution to this issue, check the CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc drive status after completing each step.
  1. Because some applications can prevent the drive tray from opening, close all open applications.

    NOTE: If the Roxio™ DirectCD® software is running, eject the CD using the Roxio DirectCD  software.

  2. Attempt to eject the drive tray using the eject command of the operating system .
  3. Restart the computer to the BIOS and, while in the computer BIOS, press the EJECT button on the computer.

    NOTE: If the drive tray ejects in BIOS, but not in the operating system, reinstall the CD/DVD driver .

  4. If this is an external CD/DVD drive, confirm that the drive is properly connected.
  5. Attempt to manually eject  the CD/DVD drive tray.
  6. If the issue is still unresolved after completing the troubleshooting steps suggested, service may be required. Go to Product Repair.