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Optical Drive not working

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Harry9001, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Harry9001 New Member

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    Hi,
    I have a Laptop with Window Vista

    So, my optical drive use to work properly. Sometimes it didn't use to show up in My Computer but i use to resolve this issue by restarting my laptop.

    But now, its been days and this issue hasn't been resolved, i have tried every possible solution on the internet but none could help me. I opened my optical drive and cleaned it, its still not working. And in the device manager i cannot find a DVD/CD driver.


    When i insert a CD/DVD into the drive it runs smoothly, doesn't create a lot of noise, doesn't scratch the disk a.k.a it works normally. Lights come when clicked on,etc everything is normal.

    Please help me now.

    Thanks
  2. Law-II

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    Hi

    Welcome to TPU

    Sounds like the CD/DVD drives controller board is broken; Test with a new CD/DVD Drive

    Note: For better advice from other members of the TPU community; include the make and model number of the Laptop/Notebook

    atb

    Law-II
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    he actually writes laptop, but yeah could be external aswell as internal.
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    Try to boot from a cd/dvd(windows dvd or linux live), if it work it is a software problem...
    Law-II says thanks.
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    Hi

    Thank you for pointing this out however, I was under the impression the OP requires one of these: here; not an external CD/DVD Rom Drive

    atb

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  6. Harry9001 New Member

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    guys i think i will buy a dvd/cd drive for a PC(they are really cheap) and using a SATA/IDE usb cable(i already have one), i will use the dvd/cd drive with my laptop

    Thanks

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