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Dell CD/DVD drive: simple user question

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a b D Laptop
September 22, 2004 4:34:27 PM

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Just got an Inspiron, and need tips on using the CD-ROM/DVD drive.

I'm used to drives with a simple tray. You lay the disc in and
the machine plays it. This one has a spindle in the center. You put
the CD on the spindle like an LP record on a turntable. The trouble
is, CDs must to be pressed/forced down on the spindle in order to put
them in place on the tray.

It seems like I'm exerting force on a rather delicate tray -- I
support it with the other hand when inserting a disc, of course. And
removing a disc seems even more awkward. The disc flexes, and it feels
like I'm exerting unnecessary pressure to get a simple job done.

Is there a release button, or some other mechanism, that makes this
procedure easier. I'm afraid that by forcing my discs into the tray,
I'm doing damage to both the machine and the discs.

Thanks,
Paul
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
September 23, 2004 12:47:02 AM

Archived from groups: comp.sys.laptops (More info?)

You are doing it right. Don't use any more force than necessary, but it
doesn't seem to be a problem. To remove the discs, push down on the
center spindle while pulling the edges of the disc up with your fingers.
Again, no more force than necessary. The Laptop optical drives all
work that way.


Paulpar wrote:
> Just got an Inspiron, and need tips on using the CD-ROM/DVD drive.
>
> I'm used to drives with a simple tray. You lay the disc in and
> the machine plays it. This one has a spindle in the center. You put
> the CD on the spindle like an LP record on a turntable. The trouble
> is, CDs must to be pressed/forced down on the spindle in order to put
> them in place on the tray.
>
> It seems like I'm exerting force on a rather delicate tray -- I
> support it with the other hand when inserting a disc, of course. And
> removing a disc seems even more awkward. The disc flexes, and it feels
> like I'm exerting unnecessary pressure to get a simple job done.
>
> Is there a release button, or some other mechanism, that makes this
> procedure easier. I'm afraid that by forcing my discs into the tray,
> I'm doing damage to both the machine and the discs.
>
> Thanks,
> Paul
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