Re: Cannot Get CD Drive to Open even after Restart
I'm betting you've had a problem with a faulty disc confusing your drive. The solution is to shut down entirely, this kills all power to the drive. When you start up again, keep hammering the "open" button until it comes out.
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.