Cd Rom Undetectable

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yamraj17

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I own a Toshiba MZHU010AOM01 laptop. The MATSHITA UJDA750 DVD/CDRw drive has suddenly stopped detecting any disc that I insert.

I tried Uninstalling and Reinstalling the driver but that did not help. I am running Windows XP with SP2 on my comp.

What do I do?
 
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There are 2 posibilities here:
1. The drive is dead in which case you'll need to replace it
2. If upon inserting a disk into the drive, the drive is spinning for couple of secs then it's possible that the problem come from the optical " reader" ( the led that read the cd ) and might wanna use some sort of cd rom cleaner ( Best Buy, CircuitCity have those for about $ 10 ) or possible that is some sort of missaligment. Try "stuffing" the cd and see
HTH
 

yamraj17

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hey!

many thanks active 95 for replying. i actually gave the drive a soft 'whack' yesterday and it started to work. apparently, the reader, which goes up and down, while reading the cd inside out was stuck on top.

is there anything i can do to make sure it does not happen again?

thanks again..
 
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