After 6 years I finally dropped my laptop for the first time. Since then, my cd/dvd drive is not being recognized. It works fine, the light turns on, I can press the button to eject/put a CD, tnen it works really hard to try to read whatever's in there, but nothing happens. I don't even see it in the device manager.
My laptop is not on warranty, I would not be afraid of opening it up with some guidance. I don't know too much about hardware though! I'm hoping that is simply got disconnected or something, since it doesn't appear to be broken.
I have always gotten great help from these forums, especially with all the problems my poor laptop has had in the past few months. I appreciate any help!