Having problems with your Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop ?

Cd rom door stuck closed. paper clip will not work. this is a dell dimension e 310 desktop. i tried a paper clip in the little hole, but it just slides in, and doesn't hit any kind of latch. when i press the buton/switch to open the cd rom drive door/drawer, the green light comes on, but it will not open.


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Does it kindof move a little when you push the paper clip in then goes back in (only about a millimeter)
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