Microsoft Announces Cheaper Xbox

September 11th, 2006

Microsoft hopes to release a cheaper bare-bones version of its new Xbox 360 gaming console in Japan on November 2 in an effort to raise its slow-moving sales. This will also help Microsoft retract the market share from competitor Nintendo and Sony who are launching their game consoles in the coming month November. The Xbox 360 Core System is already being sold in Europe and United States but the lack of sales in Japan has convinced Microsoft for this move.

The Xbox 360 will be sold for 29,800 yen (255 dollars), 25% percent less than the standard Xbox 360, and comes without the 20-gigabyte hard disk. Other accessories that come in standard Xbox 360 will also not be included.

Cannot Eject CD Drive on Computer

September 7th, 2006

CD-ROMI use to have these problems in the past where my CD won’t eject from the CD drive once it’s in there. At first I thought the problem was with my computer but everything resumed correctly when I used a paper clip to reset the drive. Follow the suggestion below to solve the problem.

Look on the front of the CD drive and find a little tiny hole; it is usually located near the open / close button. The hole will be big enough to stick a paper clip’s end into it. Just straighten the paper clip or find other pointy object and push it into the small hole located on the CD-ROM. Make sure your computer or laptop’s power is on. If you are successful, the CD drive will instantly eject the CD. This will also make the drive work correctly once again. Sometimes it’s just the matter of CD being stuck.

Dell computers usually have a faceplate over the CD drive, so just remove the faceplate to find the tiny hole on the CD drive.

If the problem still persists, then it is time to replace you CD drive.