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Dvd player won't open

My dvd drawer won't open on my inspiron 1525. The little black cover comes off the side of the computer and won't stay on.

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  • janicm Jan 22, 2009

    CD drive won't open and the the drive is not listed wih the array of drives and storage devices lisred under "My Computer". When starting up the computer an error message pops up saying that "The device in the system modular bay cannot be identified". The error message instructed me to push in on the CD drive to re-seat it and then shut down and restart. Did no good. I finally called Dell support. They had me check a variety of things but could not determine via the phone if the CD drive is bad or if the motherboard is bad. (The CD drive plugs into the motherboard.) The computer is 7 months old and still under warrenty so they are sending a box for me to ship it to a repair site. Disgusting! The motherboard was replaced in August due to a bad ethernet connection.

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Start the system and keep tapping the F2 key when you see the Blue Dell logo. Once you are on the BIOS screen, try to eject the drive - if the drive does not work here > your drive needs a replacement. For the broken plastic panel, you can stick it with a quick stick glue if the drive ejects.

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