Originally Posted by Jakey Blood
Actually I think there might be something physically blocking it because it sounds like something is pushing against another thing or something of that sort.
That could be, I have a DVD drive on one of my computers that does just what you describe. Usually, in my case, the drive will open after a few trys. If not the paperclip method works.
When you tried the paperclip did it just refuse to move? Can you describe it? If I remember correctly the paperclip must go in straight so that it catchs the teeth of a little plastic gear and turns it opening the drive.