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What the hell is up with my laptop?
One of my machines at work is a WinXP laptop - other that occasionally locking up hard enough to require removing the battery and plug to force a reboot, it is generally ok.

Except it seems to be possessed. The CD tray will randomly eject. I was just sitting here working on my Linux box, hadn't touched the laptop in a while, and *ka-chik* - the tray pops out. Other times it'll pop out, I'll close it, it'll pop out immediately, i'll close it, it'll pop out... repeat some random number of times.

Weird.

I am: confused confused
Current Media: typing sounds

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From: iwascaite Date: May 23rd, 2003 11:49 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I had the CD drive tray randomly ejecting too. I made a joke about my computer sticking its tongue out which was apparently weird enough that someone came to deal with it. I didn't think it was that big of a deal, I just pushed the button and went on with my day.

Turned out to be a hardware problem. Replaced it with a DVD drive.

Two years of being told not to mess with it, that I wasn't having a problem, that I'd ruin it if I touched it, and the damn drive was dead anyway.

Well, I hope that's all it is, CD drives are cheap and way easier to install than the famous-heart-surgeon-doing-a-brand-new-procedure imitation I keep seeing implies.
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