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Hungy laptop eats disc enigma.


Nontek
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I put a games disc into laptop drive in normal way, waited and waited but nothing happened. I checked in My Computer, no sign of disc just the empty drive icon!

I then opened disc tray and found it was empty? No sign of disc anywhere, so it must still be inside laptop - strange thing is, everything else is working as normal, including opening/closing disc tray and inserting another disc which ran as expected.

Disconnected laptop picked it up, opened tray, shook gently - no rattling or any sign of the presence of games disc. I cannot understand it, I would not have thought a disc could just disappear like that?

The laptop is a nearly new high-spec from Novatech, so I shall have to ask them tomorrow.

My question is, is there room inside a laptop for this to happen??

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Nontek

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onthelimit

That's what I thought too - anyway, I have contacted Novatech this morning and will be taking laptop in to them to sort out the mystery of the disappearing disc!

Will report back later today.

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Nontek

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Just got back from visiting Novatech - at first the young guy there thought I was joking, he looked at laptop/tray movement and could see nothing wrong, he took it to back-room boys and came back a few minutes later holding regurgitated disc aloft - eureka, so I am not going mad after all!

The disc had somehow managed to squeeze itself between an internal parts cover and the upper part of the innards, so it was well and truly hidden. A total fluke which they had never previously previously heard of.

Thanks again to all who responded.

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lotvic

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Phew, so it was there, a rum do, that was :) glad it's sorted, hope the disc still ok and not scratched.

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Nontek

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Yes, the disc is fine thanks, still working OK.

Cheers.

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jimforrest

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Have you looked UNDER the tray?

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finerty

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now that you got the disc, how do u prevent it from happening again.

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jimforrest

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Have you looked UNDER the tray?

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Nontek

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finerty

Hi, how do I prevent it happening again .... by being extremely careful, or simply by being aware!

It was total fluke.

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