Dvd Stuck

I recently installed a dvd-rw drive in my computer. To make room for the dvd-rw drive, i removed my old dvd-rom drive. However, i just realized that there is a dvd stuck in the dvd-rom drive i removed. Is there anyway to remove the dvd short of dismantling the entire drive or reinserting into the computer?

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Stuck Disc On Mac Desktop

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However, it is stuck on a black screen nevertheless. No key stroke, no monitor changing can make the black screen change. If i plug any usb mouse, usb chargers, they all work. But it just seems like its stuck at a black screen. I have tried all the f8 start up options (use last good config, safe mode), but they don't change the situation either. I have taken out the battery, and also just tried to let the laptop load for 10 - 15 minutes. But this not working either.

So in summary:

1) after windows loading screen = screen is black with a working mouse
2) monitor does not display anything else besides a mouse, but all other functions are or seems to be working. 3) bios and f8 can be accessed fine

Someone mentioned that i should try taking out the cmo battery from the motherboard? Is it that possible with a eee 701?

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Hp Photosmart 2610 Stuck At Preparing To Scan

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Hp 1200 Printer Stuck - Cartridge Is Stalled

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Computer Stuck In Stand By Mode Problems Solution

Ive noticed alot of people around the web asking about their problems with their computers involving stand by mode. The most popular problem was that they put their computer in stand by mode, and found that they couldn't get out of it, even if they rebooted. I also had the same problem, and would get frustrated at the fact that people would give the most useless advice as to how to fix it. So i decided, since i fixed my problem, i'd join this forum and show you how to fix this problem if needed. Problem: your computer is stuck in stand by mode, or power saving mode, and you can't seem to get a screen up. Solution:

1. Unplug the power cord from your computer, saving you from hazards such as electricity.

2. Open your case up so you can see your motherboard. The side you want to open is the left side, because that is the one you'll be able to view your whole motherboard in.

3. Locate a coin shaped battery, roughly the size of a 10 cent coin. This is known as the cmos battery. An image of it is located at : imageshack - hosting :: cmosbatterygw5.png

4. Once you've found it, fiddle around with it until you manage to take it out, but be very cautious not to scratch the motherboard, and dont break anything holding in the battery. I personally use a screw driver (not cross head) to help me take it out.

5. Once it is taken out, simply place is back in, and you've reseted your cmos, meaning your finished! I know its really simple, and irritated me till i found out how to fix my problem. I apologize if it seems like i made a guide too big for the problem, but alot of people that aren't as advanced in computing than others need this sort of descriptive guide. Please don't try changing the actual battery, as that is for another problem. If you want to know what that does, well google is your friend.

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Should i be concerned? Is it safe to reboot?

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This drive worked just fine in xp, then i upraded my motherboard to an asus p5e3 and installed vista and now it doesn't! I seem to have everything setup ok in the bios, i've tried re-plugging the ide & power cables and the drive name is read as sony dvd-rw but it won't function at all as a writer. Any ideas?

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