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    PLEASE HELP!!! laptop dvd/cd drive suddenly stopped working :( *update* i fixed it! woop!!

    hi everyone, would be very very grateful if any of you could help!
    tried to open my disc drive a few minutes ago and got no green light on drive as i usually would and it wouldn't open. googled the problem and did the pin method to open it, inserted a disc but it's not reading it either.
    looked up the disc drive in control panel and it says it's working properly even though i can't get it to do anything
    hellllllp!

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    hit it

    Original Poster

    scott1295

    hit it



    hmmm, not going to help me thinks

    do you have a "desktop" full-size machine? or a laptop?

    If its a desktop does the drive tray open and shut with the motor? or only with the pin? do you hear the drive spinning when you put the disc in?

    If you have a desktop open the case and check the power cable (the one consisting of four smaller cables) is firmly in, if you are confident inside a PC changing the drive is not expensive (around £20).

    If you have a laptop replacing the drive is not so easy but can usually be done.

    In either case external drives are around £50 and would be the easiest way to get around the problem.

    just seen you have a laptop

    You could check boot options on startup, make sure cdrom is selected as number one
    To get into boot menu is different on some machines, should tell you for a sec or 2 when you restart computer, sometimes you hit F6 button or F12

    Is it plugged in?

    Original Poster

    the cd tray is now opening after wiggling the tray a tiny bit. when i put a cd in it spins for a few seconds then stops. in my computer it's not showing that theres anything in the drive?

    Banned

    i think basically its broke. it happens. i have a laptop with a broken drive.

    get a new one.

    Stick it on ebay, you would be surprised at the idiots that buy damaged laptops

    clean the lens put in a disc you know works see if it shows up in my computer and explore to see if you can view contents

    Original Poster

    dontasciime

    clean the lens put in a disc you know works see if it shows up in my … clean the lens put in a disc you know works see if it shows up in my computer and explore to see if you can view contents



    nope, my computer can't find the cd drive it says in media player that i don't have a cd drive

    Original Poster

    UPDATE!!! i found geek.com and someone had a similar problem and was recommended to download daemon tools and it worked!!!!

    see post 9 - may help anyone with the same problem geek.com/for…ger

    laptop now happily ripping cds again

    missp27

    UPDATE!!! i found geek.com and someone had a similar problem and was … UPDATE!!! i found geek.com and someone had a similar problem and was recommended to download daemon tools and it worked!!!!see post 9 - may help anyone with the same problem http://www.geek.com/forums/topic/cddvd-drive-wont-run-and-is-not-recognised-in-my-computer-or-device-managerlaptop now happily ripping cds again



    Next time it happens just delete the upper and lower filters which is why I asked you to clean lens first to rule out that you just meant it was not reading disc's, next step was to tell you to install ImgBurn and use tools / filter driver load order . then remove upper and lower which would have fixed it. You have now installed SPTD which can affect drive performance so if you notice it rips DVDs' reads Cd's slower than it used to that will probably be the cause.

    Original Poster

    dontasciime

    Next time it happens just delete the upper and lower filters which is why … Next time it happens just delete the upper and lower filters which is why I asked you to clean lens first to rule out that you just meant it was not reading disc's, next step was to tell you to install ImgBurn and use tools / filter driver load order . then remove upper and lower which would have fixed it. You have now installed SPTD which can affect drive performance so if you notice it rips DVDs' reads Cd's slower than it used to that will probably be the cause.



    thanks but if you'd of actually told me the above then i wouldn't have done what i did. as it happens it's running fine and i have a working cd/dvd drive again so i'm happy

    I was getting to it :lol and have posted on here about 4 times so far with the same remedy, basically error 39 in device manager etc.
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