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Hitachi CD-ROM My neighbor purchased a Hitachi CD-ROM, manufactured in 1991, at a yard sale. Power turns on. Without instruction manual unable to discover how to insert/eject CD. Pressing eject button does nothing. Would there still be a users manual for this product? Is it worth messing with?

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A 1991 model is not going to be very fast. I've seen internal 40-52x ones at thrift stores for 5-6 dollars. External ones under 15.00

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