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Chapter 2. Laptop and PDA Annoyances > SETUP/STARTUP ANNOYANCES

SETUP/STARTUP ANNOYANCES

USE THE CD/DVD SPINDLE

The Annoyance:

When I place a CD in my laptop's DVD-ROM drive, it just flops around in the drive.

The Fix:

Hmmmm...okay, I know this may sound a wee bit basic, but the optical drives used in desktop and mobile PCs typically employ different spindles. On desktop drives, you just seat the disc into the drive tray and close it. Laptop drives have a spindle in the tray, so you have to gently (I said gently) push the disc onto the spindle until it snaps into place before you close the drive tray. If you just plop the disc on top of that spindle, it will flop around like a fish and the drive won't read it.


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