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DVD drive When I push the DVD drive to open, it won't. The computer is less than 3 years old. I have had this problem for sometime now.

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Good day!
Let's try to open your dvd manually. Look at your dvd drive you will find a small hole just beside the push botton, find a long pin push that pin side the hole, it will open you dvd. Push the dvd botton and try to open it again.
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