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External Optical Drive Not Working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by h1p573r745h, Sep 17, 2018.

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  1. h1p573r745h

    h1p573r745h Thread Starter

    Sep 17, 2018
    This might be the wrong place, but I'm having an issue. I'm attempting to use an external optical drive to install a very large flight simulator from 8 different installation discs. I go through the first two, but on attempting to run the third, I ran into my issue. The optical drive just appears to shut down mid-read, and there aren't any notifications or pop-ups that occur when this happens. The light on the drive just shuts off and it stops spinning. I don't want to attempt to change any of the drivers for the drive because I'm still technically mid-installation

    The drivers are up to date and it isn't getting hot. I'll take help I can get. Thank you.
  2. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    Can you copy the CD contents to the computer?
    Copy the first 2 then stop.
    Then come back later and see if you can copy the next 2 and stop.
    Do this until all 8 CDs are copied to the desktop of the computer.
  3. lynx1021


    Jan 7, 2014
    The third disk may be dirty or damaged, try cleaning it wit a soft cloth like an old T-shirt.
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