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Have you been inside the machine to give it a good clean out with compressed air or for any other reason at some point?

Are these internal optical drives or external?
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They are internal. I'll open it up and give it a clean and check the connectors
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Please do Scotty and let us know mate. :thumbsup:

Obviously make sure the machine is turned off and left for 10 minutes or more before you do.

That sounds nuts to mention I know as it should be common sense but the thing about common sense is that it's not common.
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I will do. Cheers for all your advice maye
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You're welcome Scotty. :thumbsup:
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HI, All cleaned and checked. Still the same. Went into device and manager and the drives come up, but with a yellow exclamation mark. Tried to update the driver and it does successfully, but still doesn't show them.
Also what's the best way to check my pc and speed it up. Either with a program or other methods.
Cheers

Scott
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So you are saying there are no exclamations marks in Device Manager now?

Please post a screen shot of Device Manager anyway.
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Hi, Wolfey
Been away for a few days. There are exclamation marks on the CD?DVD drives in Device Manager. How do I take a screen shot ?

Cheers
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You can take a screenshot by pressing the 'print screen' button usually located in the top right corner of your keyboard. Open up Paint and press Ctrl+V (hold ctrl and V at the same time) and then save the file a a jpeg. I upload pictures by going to Imgur.com and clicking the 'computer' tab in the top right corner, then uploading the image. When that's uploaded you will see some options on the right with different links, you want to copy the text (highlight it and press ctrl+c) which says 'Linked BBCode (message boards)' and copy it into a reply text here (ctrl+v).

Edited by Ape-x, 26 April 2013 - 04:04 AM.

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