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Dell Inspirion 510m Owner's Manual: If You Cannot Eject The Cd, Cd-rw, Or Dvd Drive Tray

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If you cannot eject the CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive tray

Ensure that the computer is turned off.
1
Straighten a paper clip and insert one end into the eject hole at the front of the
2
drive; push firmly until the tray is partially ejected.
Gently pull out the tray until it stops.
3
If you hear an unfamiliar scraping or grinding sound
• Ensure that the sound is not caused by the program that is running.
• Ensure that the disk or disc is inserted properly.
If the CD-RW drive stops writing
D
ISABLE STANDBY MODE IN
keyword standby in the Help and Support Center. To access the Help and Support
Center, see page 17.
C
HANGE THE WRITE SPEED TO A SLOWER RATE
software.
E
XIT ALL OTHER OPEN PROGRAMS
the CD-RW may alleviate the problem.
If you have problems with a hard drive
A
LLOW THE COMPUTER TO COOL BEFORE TURNING IT ON
the operating system from starting. Try allowing the computer to return to room
temperature before turning it on.
C
H E C K T H E D R I V E F O R E R R O R S
Click the Start button and click My Computer.
1
Right-click the drive letter (local disk) that you want to scan for errors, and then
2
click Properties.
Click the Tools tab.
3
Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
4
Click Start.
5
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Using CDs, DVDs, and other Multimedia
W
INDOWS BEFORE WRITING TO A
— See the help files for your CD creation
— Exiting all other open programs before writing to
— A hot hard drive may prevent
CD-RW — Search for the

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