How To Eject CD

Dear Computer Lady,

My Dell laptop has a CD drive with a slot instead of a drawer that slides out, so there is no button to eject the disk on the side of the computer.

Instead, I have always used the eject key on my keyboard.

That key no longer seems to work, and I need to get a disk out of my drive. Help! How do I get it out?

I am running Windows 7

Thanks, Lisa

Dear Lisa,

I can’t tell you how to fix the keyboard button (the computer must have come with special software for that) but I can tell you how to eject the disk in your drive.

1. Click on the “Start” button, then click on “Computer”

2. Find your CD drive in the list of drives.

3. Right-click on the CD drive icon, and click, “Eject” in the context menu that appears.



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    • PC Man
    • October 11, 2014

    Also look very closely at the drawer, the button maybe embedded in the front of the tray drawer.

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