CD/DVD Drive won't read cd's
Posted 02 January 2010 - 03:29 AM
Posted 02 January 2010 - 08:55 AM
None of which actually helps you, forgive me for getting carried away!
Can you or a friend swap out the drive for a borrowed one which is known to be working?
That would very quickly determine whether your drive is faulty, much faster than any other troubleshooting process which might take hours or days.
Edited by phillipcorcoran, 02 January 2010 - 08:56 AM.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 09:02 AM
Optical drives do not need drivers to work as they are included in every OS since 95 I believe.
It sounds like the lasers are shot in the drive.
Is the drive seen in My Computer?
If so then the issue is the lasers. The only option is to purchase a new drive.
Trying a different drive would authenticate this if the borrowed drive does indeed work correctly.
How Old is the system and is there any warranty still in affect for it? If os then have it fixed under the warranty. If not a new drive will be as little as 30 USD from someplace like TigerDirect or NewEgg.
If you need assistance in locating a replacement let us know and we can help you with some suggestions.
Posted 02 January 2010 - 03:28 PM
Posted 02 January 2010 - 03:58 PM
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