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santarosie
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Eject DVD from slot drive

I just got an xps 1530. I inserted a dvd into the slot drive and copied some files from the DVD to the 1530. No problems so far. But how do I get the DVD out of the slot drive? Obviously there are no buttons to push -- how do I get the computer to eject the DVD???
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dgkpcon
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Re: Eject DVD from slot drive

fn + f10

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santarosie
Copper

Re: Eject DVD from slot drive

What does that mean????
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dgkpcon
Diamond

Re: Eject DVD from slot drive

Hit the fn + f10 buttons together to open drive

E1705 T7400 2.16Ghz / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" LG WUXGA 1920 X 1200 / 4GB 667Mhz Geil Ram w/Heatspreaders / Western Digital Scorpio Black 500GB 7200RPM / 500GB 7200RPM My Book / Nvidia Geforce Go 7900GS 256MB / Toshiba DVD/CD+/-RW DL / Intel 4965 A/B/G/N / 355 Bluetooth 2.0+EDR / Pinnacle Pro HDTV USB Tuner / Pinnacle Ultimate HDTV USB Tuner / Sound Blaster Audigy Advanced MB / Sound Blaster X-Fi Extreme Audio Notebook / Logitech G51 Surround Sound Speakers / 2-NB-MA01 Notebook Coolers / 3D Mark06 5446 / Driver v.174.31 /

XPS M1730 Saphire Blue X9000 @ 3.2 / Vista Home Premium SP2 / 17" WUXGA 1920 x 1200 / Matshita BD\DVD Combo / 8GB 800Mhz Geil RAM / 500GB>200GB 7200RPM / 9800M GTX SLI / AGEIA PhysX Accelerator / Intel 4965 / 355 Bluetooth / 5700 Mobile Broadband / 3D Mark06 16250 /Driver 275.50 beta

XPS Gen 4 Desktop>being rebuilt

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santarosie
Copper

Re: Eject DVD from slot drive

pressing fn and f10 did not work. I did find the answer though - go to computer and right click on the drive and in the drop down list "eject" is listed.
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Zazzi
Copper

Re: Eject DVD from slot drive

STUCK DVD and blue FN + F10 will not work.

 

Go to COMPUTER in START menu, select right hand mouse drop down key then EJECT on drop down list.

 

Absurd that this common problem is not more prominent on the Dell website with an easy search.

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osprey4
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Re: Eject DVD from slot drive

Hi Zazzi,

Sounds like you're having problems with your DVD drive. Can you tell me the model of your Dell and the drive?

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Zazzi
Copper

Re: Eject DVD from slot drive

Hi Osprey4

 

Now sorted, thank you.

It is a Dell Studio Laptop 1737.

Z

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osprey4
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Re: Eject DVD from slot drive

Ok, good to hear.

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nzcb
Copper

Re: Eject DVD from slot drive

Just wanted to share my situation in case it helps others. I foolishly put a Blu-Ray disc into my DVD Only slot drive (i bought the machine a long time ago so forgot that I went for the cheap option). Because it didn't recognise the disc there was no D:\ drive showing on windows explorer. This meant I had nothing to right click on and so couldn't eject the disc. BTW the eject button on the laptop itself has never worked.

In the end I simply typed d:\ into windows explorer and it now appeared on the menu so I could right click and eject.

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