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Posted by: peter b.      3 Sep 2009 @ 10:47
cd rom

just got a packard bell and can not cd to open

Reply by: Alan B. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Cambridge, CB22      3 Sep 2009 @ 11:32
RE: cd rom

Look in (My) Computer so check that the CD drive is listed. If so, click the drive with the Right mouse button and choose Eject from the menu. If that does not work either the drive is faulty or the power cable is disconnected.

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Reply by: Alan D. PCIQ IT ProfessionalIT Professional in Oakham, LE15      3 Sep 2009 @ 22:00
RE: cd rom

It is also possible that it has got jammed. When the PC is switched on, look for a small hole on the front of the CD dive, and push a pin or paperclip into it. It will go in a little way and then you will feel some resistance. Push a little more - it is a manual "open" button. If it still does not open, the drive motor has probably gone.

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