A problem with a DVD player not ejecting a DVD can be solved by disconnecting the power cord, sticking a pin into the "eject" slot and then pushing it to the left. The disc tray will pop open immediately, allowing the user to retrieve the DVD.
The "eject" slot or button is normally present underneath the DVD drawer. A paper clip, stiff wire or a narrow screwdriver can also be used as an alternative to the pin. Most disc trays get stuck when the label on DVDs is peeled or the DVD is wrapped. A person should remove the label if it is peeling or discard the DVD. If, however, the tray doesn't come out, the person should not try to force it open since it will strip the gear.