There's a piece of metal that goes up when a CD is inserted to prevent it from popping out, a piece of cardboard and tape won't get past it. Some chubby kid did a YouTube, but I can't find the 12MM G-Spot for the eject switch with the paperclip and his camera was too shaky to see where he was trying to get to. There's no pin hole either!
My scenario is that my hard drive crashed and I'm trying to recover, there's no GUI interface to Right-Click, the keyboard doesn't respond to the Finesse key for ejecting, there is no pin hole, the CD is stuck, so I can't put in a boot-able CD to recover the drive.
Dell Studio 1558 | How to Eject a CD Using Testing Utility:
Boot up the machine, and at the Dell Logo, Press the 'P' key and 'F12' at the same time. This will give you power-up options. Arrow down to Diagnostics and Press Enter.
Wait for about a 10 minute test to finish. You will be prompted to interact with the video color test, just Press 'Y' to confirm you are looking at colors. When prompted with 'No problems have been found...' Press 'N' to not continue with the memory test. 'Booting Diagnostic Utility Partition' will appear. Press any key on the keyboard to continue. When prompted to choose an option, arrow to 'Test System' and Press the Spacebar.
The 'Main Menu - Service Tag ' will appear. Arrow to 'Custom Test' and Press Spacebar to select the option. The 'Customize' interface will appear. Double-Click on the 'Keyboard' test, and when prompted with 'This test checks the keyboard...' Press OK to continue. Using the keys on the keyboard, starting with 'Esc', Press on the keyboard each highlighted key, until you finally get to the Finesse Eject button. Your disk will automatically eject! Press ESC twice to exit the test, and then Click on the 'X' to close the testing interfaces that appear. Ultimately, your system will reboot.
good luck to all the poor slobs that have been through this crappy design of a laptop.