Post originale di: Nickolas ,
I think QEII Student IT is right. I have decided to purchase the necessary tools and sort it out manually myself. Will change the battery while I am at it. There have been some other answers, like trying with a pair of tweezers, which I may go for in the meantime. But I have more or less decided to jump in the deep end and take matters into my own hands. I think it is the optical drive that is at fault here rather than anything else. The computer seems to want to work properly but the hardware isn't letting it.