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CD rom doesnt recognise any disc!


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having a problem when ever i put a cd in my laptop it says that theres no disc inside, any help you could give solving the problem would be great.
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At what point did it stop working?

What make and model for the Laptop?
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stopped working about a month ago, after putting a cd in to listen to music, then it just died, the model is free vents x56x philips.
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Does it spin at all? See any blinking lights?
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yes the lights do flash, but no noise, at the begging could here it but now nothing.
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Sounds like it might be toast, but there are a couple things you might try....Firstly a system restore to before it stopped working (in case it is a configuration thing.) Otherwise, try air blowing it out, make sure nothing is covering the lens?

Also you might try uninstalling the CD-ROM from Device Manager by right-clicking it in the Device Manager and delete it. Then reinstall it.

But it does sound like its run its last mile.
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if i unistall from the device manager do i need a cd to reinstall or will it automaticlly install on start up? thanks for your help
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I think XP will install a generic CD-R driver, but I don't know for sure. It is best to have the driver available before doing so.
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ok will give it a try, thanks for your time help and effort, will post back if it works if not i think you might be right and its toast.
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