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Hi,
there is a tiny hole in front of the cdrom drive you put in a pin and push it cd rom drive will open out

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Unbend a paperclip or use a toothpick and push it into the round hole on the cd / dvd drive. It will force the drive open.

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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