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#1 TheEgg

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 06:02 PM

Computers are supposed to be placed at the bottom of the desk and almost always to the right, like mine.

Well when I eject the dvd tray, the tray is in my way of pushing the button again to close it. I mean I can push it, but its not convenient. I like the way the button looks on the bottom right, but perhaps it should be above the DVD tray. Comments?

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Posted 25 December 2009 - 10:23 PM

Hi TheEgg
I see what you mean but unfortunately that’s just how life is. Our family has had several Dodge caravans. After we traded in the 98 we had a 2002. Chrysler, in their wisdom had redesigned the door so that the interior had a bump out for the window controls. Came just where my left knee use to lean against the door. Also the arm rests seemed designed for 5’ tall women not a 6’ tall man. Just too short and too close so that my arm falls to the outside of arm rest. Regrettably they did not consult me when they did the redesign or I would have set them straight.. :flowers:
Nice job on your illustration. But just think if you were left handed and put the computer on the floor on the left side you would think they designed the DVD button position to specifically meet your requirements.
Thanks for your topic. I have wanted someplace to vent on the Caravan design.
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Posted 26 December 2009 - 01:18 AM

I have two CD/DVD burners in my tower, but I haven't had too much trouble. My hand tends to sneak in underneath the trays. My gripe is that there are only two 5¼ in. drives and they're right on top of each other, so if I'm copying from one disc to another there's no way to reach one of the buttons. Maybe if the Eject buttons were placed on the front of the tray?


As far as Dodge Caravans go, we had a 1996 model and our current Caravan is a 2003 model. In the 1996 Caravan the speedometer was in the center, the gas gauge was to the right, and the engine temperature gauge was to the left. In the 2003 model the same three gauges are the same shape and size, but the gas gauge is to the left and the engine temperature gauge is to the right. For the first several months that I had the 2003 I would glance at where I expected the temperature gauge to be, see the gas gauge reading "full," and have a panic attack that the engine was about to melt down!

Now, that bothered me!

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 02:21 AM

hey, I dunno about you but I prefer my towers to be on the left, and either at desk level or just below it. mine right now is to the left of my desk on a smaller desk thingy that sits about halfway up to my main desk so the top of the tower (which is rather large) sits a little below halfway up my monitor. I think placement of computer towers varies dependent on the person, but where im from most people put them to the left of the monitor. ever notice that most towers where the power buttons arnt centered, theyre on the right side as well? because thats the norm. :D

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 09:18 AM

Does anyone have a CD or DVD player in a PC that does not close when you gently push the tray in?


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Posted 26 December 2009 - 09:58 AM

Does anyone have a CD or DVD player in a PC that does not close when you gently push the tray in?



That is how I used to close mine. Then I found this little trick. The closetray.zip includes two registry tweaks. One to add "closetray" and one to revert the change.

Of course this does not work on laptops. Also I have only used it on XP.

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:23 AM

Oh, in that case, one might try:

Open/close CD/DVD tray Gadget.


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Posted 26 December 2009 - 10:43 AM

the interior had a bump out for the window controls
I have wanted someplace to vent on the Caravan design.

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#9 TheEgg

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Posted 26 December 2009 - 01:44 PM

Windows needs to have a close DVD tray by default. Why just open and not close? Seems common sense.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 06:02 PM

MS cannot guess as to the hardware in your computer, so if they can't make it work for all they will just leave it out. Like the registry tweak listed above doesn't work for laptops due to the fact laptop drives don't have the motor but rather sprigs to "pop" the drive out only a little ways. By not putting an "Open/Close Tray" option MS saves countless hours of labor explaining to laptop owners that it is impossible to make it close "automagicly"

Oh and as to why the buttons are on the right side... way yon back in the day (think 1995)CD Drives had Volume controls and headphone jacks independent of the PC controls on the Left hand side of the drive so someones headphone cord wouldn't get tangled in the tray and ruin the drive and their head phones to boot and things just never changed.

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