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Put a dvd in my cdrom and cannot get it to come out. Any suggestions?

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If your desktop is old you need to install the dvd bios update (usually from dvd manufacturer site). If your pc is new check the connections of the dvd driver. Be sure that the DVD is connected in the right way (or as a master or as slave depending of your pc connections.)

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