Green light flashing



green light flashing on D drive, CD in drive but drive will not open.

Little CD symbol keeps appearing from time to time

What can I do to remove CD and get it working again?


Sounds like a dead drive. But to open it, just power down the PC and insert a paper clip into the little hole in the front of the drive.


Welcome to the forum.
If this drive happens to be one of the recent NEC/Optiarc drives then the drive is stuck in safe mode.
At (post boot) repeatedly press the eject button and the drawer should open and recover the drive. (only relevant to NEC drives 357x/457x or newer).


Hi Dee27

You’re a star! Thanks for that, and it worked. Is this drive OK to use now or do you think it will do it again?



It should be absolutely fine now. :wink: