T H E S Y S T E M D R I V E S
Wait a few seconds for the CD to spin up to full speed before attempting either
to play the audio tracks or to read data from it.
To remove a compact disc, press the eject button and then lift out
the CD. It is best to close the drawer, to prevent dust getting in,
unless you intend to put in a new CD.
Do not attempt to move the computer while a CD is in the drive, as
serious damage may be caused to both the CD and the drive,
especially if the drive is active at the time.
To remove a CD manually (for example, during a power failure) you
must first ensure that the computer is turned off. Insert a thin metal
rod (such as an unwound paper clip) into the emergency eject hole.
Push carefully and firmly (see below).
Hard disk drives
Most modern computers are fitted with a 'hard' disk drive (HDD).
These can have very large capacities. They have delicate, sealed and
air-tight, mechanisms. They operate within microscopic tolerances
and spin at high speed. Note that some networked machines may
not have HDDs or even floppy drives.
Try not to jar or move the computer while the system is powered up as this
could cause irreparable damage to the delicate drive surface.