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Not reading and wrong led light (red insted of green)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Biffster, Oct 13, 2003.

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  1. Biffster

    Biffster Thread Starter

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    I had a problem with my computer recently, wich caused it to reboot randomly, and also when I was starting some programs...
    This problem I have solved, but another problem came because of this.. Once when the computer rebooted, I was burning a cd...
    After the computer booted up again the red led came insted of the green led, and the drive can neither read or write any cd's, but in every other way it looks allright, the windows finds it, it ejects, and when I insert cd it starts to read the cd like normal, but then nothing... like the disk is emty...
    I've already updated the firmware, but still the same....

    It's an Optorite cd-rw CW4002
     
  2. dai

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    bump
     
  3. Biffster

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    bump??
     
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    bump sends you to the front page more chance of getting help sooner
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    Can you read a cd in dos mode? Booting with a boot disk with cdrom support?
     
  6. Biffster

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    abort, retry, ignore....
    didn't work :(
    any other ideas...
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Either try another cd, multiple cds, ones that you know work.....if it won't read any, the drive probably will need to be replaced. You can try lens cleaning.........but.............not reading in dos is not a good sign.
     
  8. Biffster

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    well I've tryed several cd's both cd-r/rw and original, and none work, well I was afraid of that I have to replace it... I doubt the cleaning of the lens will work, but I'll try it anyway, what bothers me is that the red LED always on, but the green one flickers for 3-4 seconds ever time I boot the machine.... so its like there is some hardware failure, the lens could be stuck or not calibrated correctly....
    Well thanks anyway...
     
  9. ~Candy~

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    Are you REALLY in Iceland :eek: ???
     
  10. Biffster

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    Yup. Reykjavik, Iceland
     
  11. ~Candy~

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    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :eek: Maybe your drive froze to death :D

    Lol....sorry, not funny I know ;)
     
  12. Biffster

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    its about 4°C now, seen it colder


    well if it was only that...:)
     
  13. ~Candy~

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    My quick google search shows 7C, pretty close :) And I'm sure you've seen it colder :eek:
     
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