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CD-Rom Drive tray came off

The drive was open and my 4 year old bumped into it and the thing popped right off. I don't want to jam it in there, but it won't just slide in either. Can I fix it?

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    cd rom tray came completely out of the drive

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I, too, banged the open CD tray and it came completely out. So now that I know "it's toast", what can I do? Is it worth taking it in to repair (approx total $90 parts/labor) or buying an external drive (on sale for about the same). Computer is 8yrs old and still works perfect. knock on wood. These are Hawaii prices, which I are usually higher than continental U.S.

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If the tray came out of the drive, it's toast. If the face plate came off the tray, it usually slides back on from the top down. If the face plate came off the drive itself, it should pop back on if you line up the tabs properly.

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