Follow these steps to troubleshoot this issue:
- Power off your CD player.
- Unplug the power cord for 30 seconds, and then plug it back in.
- Power on your device.
- Try to open or close the disc drawer or tray. Note: Make sure nothing blocks the tray from opening or closing.
- 1 How do you open a stuck CD player?
- 2 Why is my CD player not opening?
- 3 What causes CDS to get stuck?
- 4 How do I force eject a CD?
- 5 What to do if CD is not reading?
- 6 Are old CD players better?
- 7 How do I reset my CD player?
- 8 How do you fix car CD player that won’t read CDs?
- 9 What causes a car CD player to stop working?
How do you open a stuck CD player?
How to Open a Jammed CD/DVD Drive
- Step 1: The Paper Clip. Straighten out one leg of the paper clip.
- Step 2: The Small Hole. Find the small hole on your CD drive, it is usually near the button.
- Step 3: Stick the Clip Into the Hole. Stick the clip into the hole and gently push until the door opens.
- Step 4: Finish.
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Why is my CD player not opening?
CD stuck in the drive Look for the small manual eject hole (not the headphone jack) on the front of the drive. Unwind a paper clip and place one end of the paper clip into the hole to eject the CD-ROM tray. If it cannot open any further, it’s likely that the gears in the CD-ROM drive have become damaged or dislodged.
What causes CDS to get stuck?
A stuck CD may be caused by a non-functioning or weakened motor that doesn’t have enough power to push the CD out of the player. The additional assistance from pliers or tweezers may create enough force to eject the CD.
How do I force eject a CD?
Eject the disc within the Operating System
- Press the Windows key + E to open Windows Explorer or File Explorer.
- Click on Computer or My PC on the left pane of the window.
- Right-click on the CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive icon and select Eject.
What to do if CD is not reading?
If your CD/DVD drive is having trouble recognizing a disc:
- If you know the disc isn’t blank, check whether the data surface is damaged.
- Try a different disc.
- Try the disc in another computer’s drive.
- Try cleaning the drive with a CD/DVD drive cleaning product.
Are old CD players better?
The ‘old’ CD players were generally more ergonomic than anything you can get today. You could isolate tracks and program them easily. Some would offer index programming (as if anyone used that!).
How do I reset my CD player?
How to reset the CD player.
- Unplug the power cord of the CD player from the AC wall outlet.
- Allow the CD player to set without power for 30 seconds.
- Plug the power cord of the CD player back into the AC wall outlet.
How do you fix car CD player that won’t read CDs?
Verify the disc is inserted into the CD player properly. The disc may eject if inserted upside down. Press the RESET button on the front of the car stereo. Try a couple of different discs just to make sure there is not a problem with the disc that you are trying to play.
What causes a car CD player to stop working?
This is commonly caused by dirty or damaged tracks on the disc. Before assuming that the problem is with the player, test a few newer CDs and see if the skipping behavior continues. If it doesn’t, the the problem is the disc and you’ll need to look into cleaning or repairing the disc so that it can play normally again.