Eco-Disc Stuck In Slot Loading Drive

AVG kindly provided us with an Eco-Disc of their software – so we began installing it on one of our Dell XPS laptops – with a slot loading drive.

Everything worked fine, until it came to eject it – or at least try to!
Because the CD’s are so thin, there isn’t enough thickness for the rollers to push it out of the drive.

After a bit of Googling, it seems we are not alone – Macs are having the same problem with these Eco-Discs.

They do seem to work fine in standard tray loading drives however.

The Eco-Disc is a nice idea, and I’m all for “helping the environment” etc…. but not at the cost of replacing my CD/DVD drive!

One response to “Eco-Disc Stuck In Slot Loading Drive”

  1. Allan avatar

    I’ve read elsewhere that holding your laptop vertically so the drive slot faces downwards, then ejecting the disk may work, as gravity can assist.

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