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Disc drive ejecting

I have a drive thats decided to just eject itself without a disc in it,it only stays in when the laptop is off or if a disc is running.Got some advice.

Posted by Melanie Chappelow on

  • Melanie Chappelow Apr 17, 2007

    Thanks but i already went to fixya support i am baffled..

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OK no worries but it worked,thank you very much,we are very computer wary.You saved the day thanks mel

Posted on Apr 24, 2007

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See:- http://www.fixya.com/support/t143066-disc_drive_trouble

Posted on Apr 16, 2007

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2007

    This is because you posted twice and i answered on the other post to which i put the link

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