New dell no eject button what!!!

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  1. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    my sister just got her new laptop from dell, and it has no eject button for the cd drive, the only way to eject a cd is from the window operating system. that is just rediculous this basically prevents you from doing any kind of maitanence off a cd outside the operating system. god help you if you install a linux distro that doesn't have a eject cd button inside the os.

    im just ranting, but seriously i would be pissed if it was my computer. it cripples you from switching a cd with out being in windows.
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  3. Hackem688

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    what brand cd rom is it
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    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    i looked through the manual apparently it has one on the keyboard on the extra buttons at the top but it doesn't seem to be working out of windows(maybe its broken). its one of the cd drives with no tray you just slid the cd in
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    i see the keyboard buttons are most likley contrled by a windows driver if your computrer cd rom only supports soft eject thats lame
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    Wow. Corners cut to save money?
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    the last one of these i saw had a touch sensor on the side that functioned as an eject button also, physical buttons are going away in laptop controls all the ones at work are light sensors for everything now
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    c'mon so, buying a dell is like buying fish from petco
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    haha, wise words. Remember those, "dude you're getting a dell!" commercials? Didn't that guy go to jail for something?
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    yea i think he got caught with weed
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    Look closely for a small pin hole somewhere in the cdrom, if there is not one then what's what she get for buying from dell...lol J/K the truth is Dell, HP, Gateway and even the E Machine are built for no upgrade, basically a disposable pc
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    gazog Kole Tang

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    Hey they stole that Idea from Apple.... Apple computer CD'd didn't used to have an eject button.
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  15. sostoudt

    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    she left she said she's not worried about it. i thought it would be cool if you get a computer that you could put together easily. where all the components come together in connectable boxes and and they would stack together like legos or something like that. and changing a part would be as easy as switching a block. i thought it would be great for most people that don't want to poke around in there case
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    Once you get the case open, it is about that easy, actually. You'd be surprised.
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    sostoudt Giant Squid

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    i know i built one along time ago but it still a pain in the a to unscrew the side and either unplug everything and put it on the table or lay on the floor will trying to upgrade your memory or graphics card