I don't understand why all PC repair kits don't already have a partially straightened paper clip included. So dang useful.
9/11/2011 09:28:00 PM
I remember when Apple introduced the major design flaw in its first Macintoshes, which required you to either dig for an unintuitive GUI command to eject a disk, or just jam a bent paperclip in a hole. The college computer labs with the first Macs had piles of bent paperclips nearby.PCs never followed this idea, along with other bad Apple ideas. Until recently. I have a Dell which lacks an eject button on the DVD drive, which makes it a real hassle to eject.I mean, come on. Is an eject button really that expensive to include?
A few years ago when a low-end generic made CD drive was no longer supported by the software it was almost completely disabled. It would still run if loaded but that was all. All versions A through G except for E were supported by the computer. The drive would no longer open or close via the command after an update that excluded that particular model. Had to use a paperclip until I dumped it and upgraded.
I've used a butter-knife on my Dell DVD drive, which is missing the eject button. The COMPAQ I also have is newer, but doesn't lack this feature (I mean, the newer COMPAS has an eject button).It's a very bad idea from Apple that the PC world has taken more than 25 years to start to copy.
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