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Laptop cd drive going haywire

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Whiteninja89, Feb 5, 2005.

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  1. Whiteninja89

    Whiteninja89 Thread Starter

    May 10, 2004
    On my HP pavillion ze4500 the cd drive seems to keep constantly trying to read whether there's a cd in it or not. I can't remember when it started doing this but it's been awhile and I just shrugged it off thinking it was nothing.
    Now it does it constatly and it makes playing DVDs and CDs impossible. I'm not sure what triggers it to do this as it will do it even when im not using the computer. I'm forced to keep the drive open all the time to keep the clicking noises it makes when it reads from driving me crazy.
    I have tried searching the internet for similar probelms but have found nothing. I'm also weary of taking it apart, I know the insides of desktops like the back of my hand but laptops are another problem.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    In the hope that it's not hardware, try uninstalling it from device manager, then rebooting.
    It should refind it and reinstall it automatically with a fresh driver.
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