Question about Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop
Left a disk in the drive overnight with computer left running. Next morning computer not working, cannot eject disk, turned off computer and when turned back on, on/off button just flashes yellow - nothing works.
To manually eject a CD look for a little pin hole usually below the cd drawer. Unfold a paper clip and stick it in there and push. The cd drawer should come out a little. Also sometimes you can hold down the cd eject button as the computer is powering up and it might eject.
The flashing yellow light seems to be a more serious problem. Do you have any ABCD diagnostic lights on the rear of the machine?
It may be either a bad power supply or bad motherboard (capacitors bulged or leaking). You can visually inspect the motherboard by looking at the capacitors (look like little tiny soda cans). If any are bulging or leaking any fluid then they are bad. They should be perfectly flat on top. If you feel adventurous you can take apart the power supply and look at it also. Just make sure it is unplugged.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
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Insert the CD you wish to copy in your CD/DVD drive.
Click "Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer" on the AutoPlay pop-up.
Click anywhere in the right-hand panel and press "Ctrl" and "A" to select all the files and folders.
Press "Ctrl" and "C" to mark all files for copying.
Click "Desktop" at the top of the left-hand folder tree.
Click "New folder" at the top of the window. Type "TEMP," and press "Enter" twice to rename and access the folder.
Press "Ctrl" and "V" to copy the CD to this temporary location.
Eject the data CD when copying is completed and insert a blank recordable CD.
Press "Ctrl" and "A" to select all files in the "TEMP" folder. Click any file and drag them on top of your CD burner in the left-hand panel.
Click "With a CD/DVD player" in the "Burn a Disk" dialog box that pops up. Click "Next."
Right-click the CD burner and select "Burn to disc."
Enter a disc title or keep the default one. Click "Next" to copy the files.
Right-click the "TEMP" folder, hold the "Shift" key and select "Delete" to remove temporary files and bypass the Recycle Bin.
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