How to open a DVD drive that is jammed

If you have a DVD drive that is jammed or powered off you can use this method to open it

Prerequisites: N/A

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: 5 minutes

Expected Outcome: The DVD drive will open

Tools Required: A paperclip or something similar

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Steps to Perform 

  1. Straighten out one end of your paperclip
  2. Identify the small hole used for ejecting on your DVD drive

      1. It will look something like this
    1. Insert the paperclip into the hole and push until the DVD draw opens
      1. It may require some force but not so much that it bends your paperclip