I am about to inherit a five year old Dell XP laptop and plan to install Mint 15 on it. I thought I’d get some practice in on my own laptop, and burnt myself a Mint disc, after making sure the checksum was in order. I didn’t install Mint 15, just worked from the disc The Mint session worked well, I ended it, then ejected the disc. Now, back in Win7, the DVD drive will not accept any discs. I have a Dell Studio 1747, when I try to insert a disc, i feel a counter pressure and the disc will not slide home. What have I done, and how do I fix it, please?
A coincidental drive failure seems to be likely, I guess. There isn’t a disc in the drive - it ejected my Linux disc perfectly - it just won’t let me put in back in! This in a week when I’ve already fitted a new keyboard, and the display has developed a broad white stripe down it!
I’m grateful for your help - think I’ll just get a new external drive from Dabs - it’s a quarter of the price of fixing the one installed in the computer, and it will have other uses. I’ll be around with more questions!