Title: help help
Cindy - October 30, 2010 02:17 AM (GMT)
i went to put a disc that jane gave us at class tuesday night to put the bible stuff on this computer i closed the lid and it fell down into tower. what i do?
Cat - October 30, 2010 02:20 AM (GMT)
Cindy, what fell into the tower, the cd player itself??? If that is the case, shut down the computer, unplug it, remove the side. Make sure you keep one hand on the case to ground yourself, and put it back into its slots. There should be screws that would prevent it from falling. If they are missing, then you will need to pick up the proper screws to put in there.
Cindy - October 30, 2010 02:46 AM (GMT)
Jane - October 30, 2010 02:47 AM (GMT)
Cindy has a mini tower where you put the cds in sideways and the one I gave them at the class is a mini cd that holds 210mbs so I will go over there in the morning and retireve her little cd out of that tower Doh Doh I can do it better than I can tell her how :lol: :lol: I am not crazy about the mini towers myself but I can see how that little cd fell inside cause there is nothing to hold it in place sideways src.gif src.gif
Cindy - October 30, 2010 03:16 AM (GMT)
thinks next time i will get jane to buy me a new tower when i need one. puter.gif puter.gif puter.gif puter.gif
Jane - October 30, 2010 12:04 PM (GMT)
There is nothing wrong with the one you got Cindy, It just has a very small HD on it (60 GBs) so you wont be able to add a lot more to that HD cause it is over half full now but unless you add a lot of Graphics to it , You still got lots of room but be carefull cause you can over fill HDs and they will crash and wont come back up
But You will learn how to handle lots of these problems in the class to so stick with us oK?
Cat - October 30, 2010 10:17 PM (GMT)
My dell is called a mini tower, but must be a larger mini, because, I have room for two cd roms in it, and it has a huge hardrive. If I buy a tower, I buy the biggest one I can find at the time, because it is so much easier to work inside them. The one on this XP is extremely tall, and would be a couple inches taller yet, if I put the rollers on it. LOL
Morris - October 30, 2010 11:04 PM (GMT)
Cat, there's also another excellent reason to get a larger tower - more room for air circulation therefore better cooling.
Jane - October 30, 2010 11:41 PM (GMT)
This is a small mini tower and the cd drive is sideways in it but I took that computer apart today and I cant find the cd that is supposed to one lost in it, It works opening and closing very good but no mini cd to be found , I did learn though it wont read any of her cds cause we tried it . So some thing is worng there but I cant find the problem or the cd . :unsure: :unsure:
Cat - October 31, 2010 05:44 PM (GMT)
Could the cd be lost inside the cd player, and thats why it wont read?? Seems funny, that it could actually slip behind the cd player itself.
Jane - October 31, 2010 06:48 PM (GMT)
I removed the cover Cat and there is no way it got out of that cd player and it is not in it either, Cindy lost her glasses and may have taken the cd back out or it kicked out fell on the flore and rolled somewhere, But I took a light and looked in that player in every direction and that disk cant be seen in there,
I cant get that cd drive to read a cd either so something is worng there, I checked it in device mgr to and it dont show anything wrong, But sometimes they just quit, I could take my external burner over there and burn her recovery disk for her I didnt think about that. But it will be a few days beofre I can get to that, DH has the lung thing Tues morn and thurs we see the dr again. so this week is going to be a hassle, :unsure: :unsure:
Morris - November 1, 2010 01:07 AM (GMT)
Most of these cd players for computers tend to not last too long. The one on my puter still works fine, but with a nudge - literally.. :P
The button opens it fine, it plays and burns fine, but to get it to close it needs a slight inwards nudge.
I've never known any of the cd players on any of the computers I've had to last very long.
Cat - November 1, 2010 01:47 PM (GMT)
I have had to replace a couple of them too, Morris, only the burner type though. I still have the original regular player in the old 98, and I also have one on here. I usually only buy Creative cd players or burners, but couldnt get one when I had to replace the burner on this machine, so it is another brand. Panasonic, I think, but it doesnt say on the outside, so dont remember for sure.
Jane - November 1, 2010 02:26 PM (GMT)
well I have been very lucky as I have never had to replace one on any computer that I have had so far, and sometimes I burn cds on a regular basic to but I let it rest between burnings and cool off and that helps a lot to :)