|Thanks to you & DAVEINCAPS. Sorry I didn't realize Inspiron could be laptop. Mod, pls. forgive my little snark <g>|
Here's info from the computer.
CZN3JK1 That brought up a lot of Dell Inspiron links, but didn't identify mine specifically
28276500673 That didn't bring up anything. Svc code
J502 That brought up same list of Dell Inspiron links, plus
Could not find pictures.
However, this link:
looks something like the front of my computer, showing vertically-oriented drive.
I have looked & looked, w/flashlight, both doors open, but can't find pinhole.
Also do not see 3 clips, either in the "carrier"side where you put in the disk, or the other side -- presumably the business side. See 2 clips on the "business" side, but am afraid to manipulate in case I make things worse,
This may be what Dave meant:
******"In some cases a computer manufacturer removes the optical drive cover/bezel and only uses the flap on their front cover*****. Since the original pin hole is in the drive's cover, with that cover missing you won't know where to insert the straightened out paperclip. The purpose of using that method to open the drive tray is to manually push the plastic gears to force it open. But if you can see the gears you may be able to figure out where it goes."
HTH, & many thanks so far.