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is there a convenient way to eject the DVD without having to open explorer?

n13L5

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Is the only way to eject a DVD to open an explorer window, expanding the drives under "My Computer" and right clicking the drive, then choose eject...?

Seems a lot of work compared to just pushing a button :mad:
 

MattyB

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Yeah my M17x does the same thing with certain discs. Usually when I am installing games. The touch button is completely non-responsive. My old M17x did it too. It's a little irritating. Seems that DVDs aren't a problem for me though.
 

yikes81

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That is a little concerning. I will need to keep an eye out on my baby and see if the same issue happens.
 

BlackJair

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I had that issue when the DVD is not burned well, i mean... Everytime i pressed the rouch button(eject) my laptop freezed for about 5 secs but there were no disc out. The only way to eject the disc (when not responding) is restart the laptop and in the boot screen press the touch button. It worked everytime for me.
 

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I had that issue when the DVD is not burned well, i mean... Everytime i pressed the rouch button(eject) my laptop freezed for about 5 secs but there were no disc out. The only way to eject the disc (when not responding) is restart the laptop and in the boot screen press the touch button. It worked everytime for me.
Do you think that an update of the burning software would fix the issue? Or is the problem residing in the panel button software?
 

BlackJair

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I belive its not software problem, i installed several versions of the software and nothing changed, the only way to "avoid" this issue is when i burn a disc, i have to select the "verify" box.

I think when the session is not clossed on any CD/DVD you put in your laptop, this one freeze's for some reason i still don't know. If anyone have had this issue and have solved it, please share, because everytime i insert a CD/DVD that i didn't burn, i hope my lap doesn't freeze x(
 

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The problem is Alienware all have slot DVD drives, and so there is no eject button on the actual drive, or emergency eject hole in the drive. I hope my drive doesn't cause me grief. Otherwise my laptop will be just like my car. It has had my kids music CD stuck in there for the last 4 years now.
 

SWAT_Glock

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This is why I like tray load drives. I think there is a combination of keys to press and hold down to emergency eject. Sort of like there is on a MBP.


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The problem is Alienware all have slot DVD drives, and so there is no eject button on the actual drive, or emergency eject hole in the drive. I hope my drive doesn't cause me grief. Otherwise my laptop will be just like my car. It has had my kids music CD stuck in there for the last 4 years now.
oh crap that is seriously bad
 

BlackJair

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Try what i said.

Turn of the laptop and in the Boot screen press the touch button, it should eject the disc.
 

n13L5

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Try what i said.

Turn of the laptop and in the Boot screen press the touch button, it should eject the disc.
With that method, how would you manage a multi-disk software install if you have to reboot to insert a new disk, killing the installer in the process?



The button should work at all times, not just when you're staring at the boot screen... :p


P.S. it wasn't a burned disk that got stuck either, it was a factory punched alu disk.
 
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BlackJair

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I know it is not a permanent solution, not even a good solution but is the only one i know :s Sorry but there is nothing i can do at the moment.

I'll try to find another way to fix that problem. I'm pretty sure there is a combination of keys to force the disc eject.
 

Maelstrom

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I don't really mind the roundabout way of ejecting discs but I have had a problem with trying to use the smaller discs that you could easily put in a tray loader. I haven't had to use them in a long time but I found my self wanting to install Action Replay and the disc was to small to be detected by the slot loader. I had to go online and find somewhere to download the application instead.

Also, the first time I put a disc in the slot loader it scared the shit out of me when it snatched the disc from my hand.
 

BlackJair

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I can't belive Alienware haven't do anything about this. I tough it was an R2 problem.

Also, the first time I put a disc in the slot loader it scared the shit out of me when it snatched the disc from my hand.
xDDDD!!!!
 

n13L5

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I know it is not a permanent solution, not even a good solution but is the only one i know :s Sorry but there is nothing i can do at the moment.

I'll try to find another way to fix that problem. I'm pretty sure there is a combination of keys to force the disc eject.
Its ok, starting explorer, right clicking the disk and clicking "eject" isn't that hard... Dell just needs to sort that out
 

Maelstrom

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I don't know about the other models but for the M14x all I have to do is hit FN+F6 and it ejects whatever disc is in there.
 
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