Having problems with your Dell Dimension 8250 PC Desktop ?

Floppy disk is stuck in my Dell Dimension tower 8250...I can remove it by manually shutting down the computer and inserting a knife...but I can I fix the problem and be able to view my flobby disk. The eject button is useless. Thanks!


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Unless you feel like becoming MacGuiver for a few minutes, my suggestion is to order a new floppy from tigerdirect.com. Many to choose from, including card readers, and they're all dirt cheap.

If you do feel like roll playing as Richard Dean Anderson, here's what you'll need to do:

- Remove the floppy drive from the case after shut down and unplug.

- Remove the floppy face-plate to gain access to the front-side internal mechanics.

- There may be a broken rivet connecting the button to lever or a broken spring... anything that's out of place and just hanging or floating about.

- If you can identify the broken or loose part, you may now become MacGuiver and attempt to 'fix' the problem by whatever means you can think of.

Uhm... it's 2009. Why are you still using floppy's? Not to be rude or anything, but 3.5's went obsolete when the SD card came. My opinion is: get rid of the floppy drive. It's useless. There's a card reader that will fit in the slot and a wide variaty of cards that hold far more data and more securely than the ole 3.5.
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