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Dell crashed with cd still in drive - how to remove disc?

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.

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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.

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Tell me what driver you downloaded, AND how you installed it?

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/Product/inspiron-600m

Removable Storage

The method is to;

1) Click on the blue Download File to the right.

2) On the next page under the bold subheading - Choose Download Method, make sure there is a green dot in the small circle, to the left of -> Single-file download

If not; click in the small empty circle to the left of Single-file download
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Go below in the window, and click on OK.

A small download window will come up.
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To the far left in the next window click right on - Extract all files
At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on -
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If you are not asked to restart your computer do so.
(Start > Turn Off Computer > Restart)

When Windows fully loads again, you should get a pop-up out of the system tray, "Found new hardware device"
And perhaps another one, "Found xxxxx CD/DVD drive"

No?
Wait a few minutes, let Windows run.
Turn the computer off normally.
WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer back on.

Still no?
I suggest then that the optical drive is bad. (CD/DVD drive)

One screw removed from the bottom, (ALL power removed), then slide the CD/DVD drive out to replace,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins600m/en/sm/index.htm

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ins600m/en/sm/upgrades.htm#1019383

http://www.discountelectronics.com/category?product_model=134&category=1&product_type[11]=11

Optical drives are a mechanical device, and rated in hours of usage.
Eventually they wear out, and go to the great optical drive graveyard in the sky. (What?)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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Patricia,

Left-click on Start, then Right-click on My Computer.
Left-click on Properties at the bottom of the list.
Left-click on the Hardware tab.
Left-click on Device Manager.

Once Device Manager has fully loaded left-click on the + sign, next to Network adapters.
What Ethernet chipset are you using? Intel, or Conexant?

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Communications (6)
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Network (3)
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Burn to a CD disk. Put it in your optical drive of the needed computer. Go to My Computer, and DOUBLE-click on the drive letter, of the optical drive with the CD in it.

DOUBLE-click RIGHT ON the file name.
Follow the instructions of the Installation Wizard.
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Driver: Small piece of software that allows the Operating System to communicate with a device.

Windows XP is the O/S, the ethernet chipset is the device.

When asked to restart the computer - No.
Turn the computer completely off, then after 1 minute turn it on.
(Hard Start)

Still no?
Ethernet adapter card is shot,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3350631&CatId=200

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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The laser optical eye is located in the bottom of the CD/DVD drive.

You can,
1) Turn the computer on, open the CD/DVD drive tray, and then turn the computer off.
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Click on OK.
(It is Ok)

8) Now close all windows, go back to your desktop screen only.

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