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My DVD Drawer will not open on my Gateway Laptop

The drawer will not open when I push the button for it to open.

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    My Drawer will not open on my Gateway Ar-230 DVD recorder.

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Drawer will not open


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My dvd drawer will not open on my
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