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My disk drive

I dropped my laptop one too many times and the disk drive on the side is broken. It won't open on it's own and if I open it with a paperclip it still won't read the disk.

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It should be taken care off easily by the technician..
As there are many possiblities of damage to have occured inside the drive, and none can easily open up and clean or repair the disk drive.. other than the technician himself.
It is better to got to the technician in this case.

If you are still under the warranty period it is better, even if not, i think there is no other way out ...

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