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Acer Aspire M3201 Phenom X3 8650 PC Desktop I am trying to remove broken cdrom but cannot work out how to get out cdrom, can you help?


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There is a very very small hole located in the face plate of your CD drive. It's small and sometimes hard to see so look closely carefully. When you push the tool (usually your drive or computer), through the tiny hole it manual engages the mechanism used for opening the drive platter. If you do not have this tool a bent open paper clip or bobby pin will work just as well.

You have to push it a bit to move the front lip of the drawer out. At this point you only need to pull the drawer open with your fingers.

If however you are unable to open the drawer using the release hole, you will need to remove the drive from the computer.
This is not terribly complicated and should only take a few minutes. After you have the drive out look at the face plate closely. Normally they are snapped on and require little effort to pop them off.
After you have the face plate off you should be able to see inside. You should also be able to see the small trigger that was located behind the hole that allows the drawer to be opened manually. Using this and what ever else you need to hold down any broken pieces getting jammed up you should be able to work it open.
Reverse the process with the face plate and put the drive back in.

Hope this helps and your not looking for a really big hammer. If your are please remember many have been there before you and try to enjoy your "Holidays"
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\015\012You will probably need to remove the side and front faceplate of the casing.
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\015\012make sure the computer is unplugged before doing this. Usually, it just "snaps" off.
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\015\012Make sure you are grounding when you touch the inside of the computer as to protect the computer from static electricity.
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\015\012Once the casing is off, you unplug the cable and power from the computer.
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\015\012Jennifer
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