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LaCie DVD RW won't open

I think the model is 300785. It worked for about a year and has suddenly stop responding. The blue light turns on when it is powered but the eject button won't open the tray. There are also no icons appearing on the desktop. I use it with my PowerBook G4 with OS X 10.3.9

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Re: LaCie DVD RW won't open

Use a paperclip and manually eject the disc....recycle the unit, power it off then wait then power it back on and it should be seen be available again i hope this works for you ps put paperclip into tiny hole in front of disc drive....thx

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