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  • Brian Ebeling May 11, 2010

    need more information. which drive? do you mean the cd/dvd drive wont eject? or you cant open it in windows when you click on it?


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Look and see if there is a tiny hole somewhere on the face of the drive. If so, you can use something like a straightened out paperclip and insert it carefully into the hole to release the drive door.

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