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Old 02-09-2019, 08:42 PM
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Sadly, with the advancement of gizmos, the majority of optical drives no longer have a spring-loaded ejection...
In 20+ years I don't think a single one of my CD/DVD-ROM drives has ever had a spring release. The pin instead interacted with a panel that forced the usually motorised gears to turn, activating the mechanism to drive the tray out far enough for it to be grasped & pulled the rest of the way. If you were careful, they'd often work properly again afterwards, depending on why it jammed in the first place of course.
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