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Device Manage Doesn't Show CD/DVD Drive

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  1. jmehta

    jmehta Thread Starter

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    Hey All,

    I have a Sony notebook for over a year now. Recently I noticed that 'MY COMPUTER' doesn't show CD/DVD symbol. When I went and checked device manager, I couldn't find the same. When I open up Nero or anyother software it says NO DRIVE DETECTED. CD/DVD drive opens up and closes without any problem. When I insert disc yellow light flashes but then it goes away (when drive was working fine, it used to show green light).

    Can anyone please help? Greatly appreciated.....

    Thanks,
    J
     
  2. yasho0

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    try unplugging your dvd and then replug it
    if till it doesnt show maybe the cd|dvd has bcom useless
     
  3. Elvandil

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    It really does sound like it got unplugged, either from the drive end or the board end. Follow yasho0's advice and check both ends of your cables.
     
  4. Rich-M

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  5. JohnWill

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    Rich, if it doesn't appear in Device Manager, that restore won't do anything.

    Since it's missing from Device Manager, you need to check the BIOS and see if there's an option to disable either the IDE channel or the drive. Failing that, you probably have a defective drive or at least a bad connection. In many laptops, you can slide the optical drive out by removing a screw or two in the bottom and unplugging it. That would be a good exercise, pull it out, reseat it, and see if it's detected.
     
  6. Rich-M

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    Very true JohnWill, I missed that. And it's a laptop so not a cable issue either. If it is not able to re seat and be seen, it has to be defective drive unless something got whacked in the bios as you also suggest.
     
  7. jmehta

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    Friends,

    I checked my BIOS and it says No Optical Drive Found. I tried, opening a drive by unscrewing but doesn't look like very easy. Anything else could you suggest? I would really appreciate that. I need to fix it asap.

    Regards,
     
  8. Elvandil

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    Did you see a place to enable both IDE channels in BIOS?

    Did you check all your connections, even the one on the board itself?
     
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