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HP Pav dv6000 CD/DVD drive won't open


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alicekmom

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I recently was given this computer - HP Pavilion dv6000 to use for work. I tried to use the CD/DVD drive and it won't open. When I look at what's listed in my computer, it doesn't even appear there. Any way to get it to open and maybe install what is needed to make it work?
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Alice
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rshaffer61

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Does the power light blink when you push the open button?
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alicekmom

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No - nothing.
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Either a dead drive or no power going to the drive.
Being a laptop the choice of what kind of drive will be limited you can replace it with.
Try the below first and I will chekc for a replacement drive.

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
5. Go to Microsoft's site http://support.micro..._drive_problems and follow the steps.
6. Try the guide at this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116

Thank's to Broni for the instructions
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OK found this HERE
Now saying you have to buy it from there but it gives you a ideal what you are looking for a replacement.
It has to be a 2.5 inch optical drive to work in the laptop.
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THANK YOU!!! I have been screwing with my computer for TWO!!! YES TWO years and i could not figure out what actually was my dvd drive. I read this forum, uninstalled and re installed and it WORKS!!! You have no idea how much i thank you :)
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