View Full Version : My failing 'puter

05-02-04, 01:26
My DVD/CD RW drive has just died on me! And the TRLE disc is inside!! *Sigh* I guess there is no point in buying COL this week then...


05-02-04, 01:28
Why was your trle disc inside? Do you know anyone who can help?

05-02-04, 01:29
Sorry to hear that Jenn. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif I know how that goes with computers. The monitor that came with this computer was officially pronounced dead today...oh darn, we'll just have to get a flat screen then. :D ;)

05-02-04, 01:37
Tazmine, I was making a fresh install for my roomate to play Walhalla and forgot to remove the disc after. :(

@ Celli: Thanks. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

05-02-04, 01:39
Pry it open or dangle another favorite cd in front of it. It will sense another victim and open up wide for it ;)

Sorry to hear about this Jenn, I understand the frustrations of the boxes of evil. I've found that it helps to maintain a certain degree of humor. I hope it can be fixed somehow. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

05-02-04, 01:41
LMFAO! Thanks Isabella, that has really cheered me up! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

05-02-04, 02:07
if u want the cd out use a paper clip or some thing simular. there should be a small hole in the front just push in the a small objuct and it will open. i have seen that sometimes this fixes the cd drive and it works
again. hope this works. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

05-02-04, 02:15
Thanks Kenny, yes that was the first thing I tried but it ain't budging.

I guess my 'puter's quite stubborn. ;)

05-02-04, 02:21
jenn find something better than a paper clip. like a pin punch or the like of it. sometimes it takes a lot of force to open it.

05-02-04, 02:41
Thanks for trying to help Kenny http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/love3.gif , but I still can't open it. It tries to eject then just stops. I think the disc is jammed somewhere.

Anyway I'll give my techie friend a call in the morning and see if he can open it.


05-02-04, 02:47
Jenn, I have a techie friend here who may be able to help. Her name is Anna, I'll ask her to come here. Good luck.

05-02-04, 02:48
once it opens enough to grab u can rip it open or force it open just pull harder. it works sometimes. good luck jenn. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

05-02-04, 02:56
Ok guys I've got it open and the TRLE disc is ripped to shreds. :(

05-02-04, 03:00
Jenn, what ever you do donít use force. There are number of reasons that could go wrong! If the needle in that little hole doesnít work, then go to service to check it out! Even if it does, you will probably need to clean the DVD/CD RW drive. Maybe the disk is damaged, or the dvdís lens is not clean. Any way you need some who knows about this to check it out!!!

05-02-04, 03:03
Guess Iím too late! Maybe your DVD is not gone; take it to someone to clean it!

05-02-04, 03:08
jenn if u want ill burn u a copy its legal now i think and mail it to u if u want.

05-02-04, 03:12
Oh no Jenn that's terrible! :(

You can always download the editor tho, i hope your drive is alright tho...

05-02-04, 05:21
Thanks Anna. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif Luckily it is still under warrenty so it's not too bad if it is damaged.

So now where do I download TRLE?? :D

05-02-04, 07:09
Jenn, it's a 24 hr download on dial up (I don't know about broadband) I downloaded it twice and then nobody could get it installed. Go for the disc, it's what I ended up doing after a lot of headache.

05-02-04, 15:23
It's a much faster download on broadband! Can't remember exactly how long it it took for me, but I'd say between 30 and 60 minutes...

Too bad about the disc!! :( Never had my computer eat a disc... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/bash.gif

05-02-04, 21:06
Hi NatEcho http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

After you downloaded the file, was it an *.iso file? How exactly do you uncompress an iso file and burn it to disk?

06-02-04, 02:03
jenn ill still burn one and send it to u.