Having problems with your Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop ?

Dell crashed with cd still in drive - how to remove disc?

\015 Left a disk in the drive overnight with computer left running. \302\240Next morning computer not working, cannot eject disk, turned off computer and when turned back on, on/off button just flashes yellow - nothing works.\015

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To manually eject a CD look for a little pin hole usually below the cd drawer. Unfold a paper clip and stick it in there and push. The cd drawer should come out a little. Also sometimes you can hold down the cd eject button as the computer is powering up and it might eject.
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\015\012The flashing yellow light seems to be a more serious problem. Do you have any ABCD diagnostic lights on the rear of the machine?
\015\012It may be either a bad power supply or bad motherboard (capacitors bulged or leaking). You can visually inspect the motherboard by looking at the capacitors (look like little tiny soda cans). If any are bulging or leaking any fluid then they are bad. They should be perfectly flat on top. If you feel adventurous you can take apart the power supply and look at it also. Just make sure it is unplugged.
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