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Fri 25/02/05 at 18:53
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some poeple push close their disk drives which i think ruins them but i am not sure if this is true, to be on the safe side i always use the button.
Fri 04/03/05 at 20:33
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"Digging!"
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My DVD and CD-RW drives are about 5 years old now, I have always pushed them closed, and they still going strong, so I would assume it does nothing bad to your drives. Just as a not, If they ever get jammed shut just unbend a paper clip so it's straight and push it in the small hole on the front of your drive, try it now if you want.
Thu 03/03/05 at 23:32
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"Want a cd key.."
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I push mine sometimes, or use the button. Depends what kinda mood im in :o)
Tue 01/03/05 at 07:26
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Because not everyone is a Neanderthal and wouldn't resort to 'bashing' a drive shut.

A simple light push wouldn't hurt it as the auto close kicks in anyway. You don't have to push it all the way in, just enough so the auto feed pulls it back in.
Mon 28/02/05 at 20:43
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Using the button is slower but much better for it...why have an electronically operated thing (designed to make your life easier) then decide to smash it shut?
Sat 26/02/05 at 18:11
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I push in the drawer a lot of the, but mainly because my tower`s on the floor (on wood) and when the drawers open it`s hard to reach the button my drives haven`t been harmed....yet
Sat 26/02/05 at 00:03
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It doesn't ruin them as such, but it can lead to jamming problems. That's what the buttons there for, after all... We don't pull them open, do we?
Fri 25/02/05 at 18:59
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"Not a Jew"
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I'd recommend the button as well, although I don't know. I know pushing closed your PS2 disc tray screws up the mechanism after a while, so I would reckon the same principle applies to the PC.
Fri 25/02/05 at 18:53
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"object"
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some poeple push close their disk drives which i think ruins them but i am not sure if this is true, to be on the safe side i always use the button.

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