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Dell DVD Player Won't Open

Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520. The little green light is on and I'm pretty sure there is a DVD in there. However, I cannot open using the button and the paper clip method isn't working either.

On top of that, my computer isn't recognizing this drive anymore.

My very large dog knocked my computer off the couch a month ago and I'm wondering if he did some major damage to this drive.

I know I'll probably need to replace the drive, but I really want to get the DVD that I believe is in there out soon.

Any suggestions on how to make the computer recognize the DVD or a plan C for opening it would be so very appreciated!!!

Thanks!

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  • margaretelle May 15, 2009

    Thanks for your help! Before I got to that step, I was able to shimmy the door open. Unfortunately, the disc I wanted wasn't in there!



    Thanks again!

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Turn the laptop off and then over you will see a thumb slider and possibly a screw remove screw (if present) slide ROM lock (thumb slide) and slide ROM out away from compy...and slide it back in and reboot make sure you here the "click" assuring that its in the LOCKED position again.

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