I inserted a CD into my drive in my Dell XPS 2710 that has been upgraded to Windows 10 and it was of an unknown format and would not eject.
- Using the keyboard combination Fn + Eject
- Using Eject Menu item from Explorer was absent
- Using Eject from any windows program failed
- Explorer shows desktop.ini and whirs the CD drive every few moments forever.
- Proximity eject “soft” button at the bottom right of the screen ignored.
So there was only one thing for it. Take the back off, remove the CD/DVD/BluRay drive and extract the disk.
Thankfully I was inspired by how easy this would be by this video
The drive has 4 screws and a ribbon cable with connector and it is out. Next remove 4 small screws on the back of the drive casing and you can pop the disk out.
All done. Just 10 minutes.
The disk was not `finalised’ so I think it was just invalid and the combination of Windows 10 and the drivers meant that all the eject options failed.
The disk does not read in Windows 7 machine either, but at least there Explorer still has the eject option available from the right mouse click.