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Dead Cd Drive?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by lakz, Jan 20, 2003.

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  1. lakz

    lakz Thread Starter

    Mar 9, 2002
    Hi. I have Windows 98 SE and the manufacturer of my computer is Compaq Presario. I have a 7478 Presario PC. I have two CD Drives, a CD Burner and a DVD drive. The CD Burner is right under the DVD drive.

    My problem is, the other day I was taking out my CD from my CD Burner when my little sister jumps from my bed onto it. Now, the drive is unable to open nor close without me prying it open. Is there some way I can bring this in to get it fixed or is it just a hopeless case?

    My problem continues when my DVD drive won't read CD-R and CD-RWs. I use to be able to do this in the past when my CD Burner was fine. It can read normal Game CDs but with some difficulty. Let me explain the problem, I insert the CD into the DVD drive and I go into My Computer to open the DVD Drive (E:). Well I'm sure I have my CD in but it brings up E:/ is not accesable ; The Device is Not Ready.
  2. ozinpho


    Jan 18, 2003
    Hi, seems like the tray has been whacked out of line, could be out of gear or bent some. Continued use may damage cd's. It may cost more to fix than to buy a new unit. Suggestions, move computer further away from bed, nail sister to floor, get new sister.:D
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Although it might be possible to fix the drive, it's pretty difficult to say without seeing it and taking it apart. Since you can pick up CD-RW drives for $35-40 nowadays if you shop, it's probably not worth attempting to fix unless you have lots of time on your hands.
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