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Hi, everybody! Here's the lowdown: I'm trying to install MEPIS 6 on an old box I had lying around somewhere(128MB RAM, 333MHz Processor, 7GB HDD, Windows 9 . I've got ...
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    Question Unopenable CD Drive


    Hi, everybody!

    Here's the lowdown: I'm trying to install MEPIS 6 on an old box I had lying around somewhere(128MB RAM, 333MHz Processor, 7GB HDD, Windows 9. I've got the LiveCDs from the Linux Format Mepis special edition(LXFS0. However, the CD drive will not open. I know it's plugged in, because the computer detects it and I know it has power because the indicator light turns on. But whenever I push the eject button, it makes this *tck* *tck* *tck* noise. The drive is a Diamond Data 40X as described here.
    Even when I stick a paperclip in the emergency eject hole, it doesn't come out. Does anyone know what's happening?

    Cheers,
    LCohen

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    Perhaps it is broken and something is catching it so it can't eject..... You could try to disassemble it
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    I don't want to disassemble it. I would rather keep all of my computer parts in working order.

    Cheers,
    LCohen

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