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CD ROM is in the 1710 but system does not recognise disk and now will not eject. I have tried from the BIOS screen but no luck....

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First get the cd out. On the side where the cd tray is there should be a little pin hole. Stick a pin in gently and that should release the cd tray and eject the cd. Then try updateing your cd rom drivers, uninstall and reinstall....

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