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Optical Drive Does Not Work

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by naveensaini, Dec 2, 2011.

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  1. naveensaini

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    My DVD writer icon is not displayed in "My Computer". & even it doesn't come outside when I click on its power button. So I can't even place a CD/DVD on its respective position. Please assist me what to do..
     
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    If the drive does not open then its power cable it either not connected OR the drive is physically broken.
     
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  4. naveensaini

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    how would i get to know about which type of burner or driver i have?
     
  5. Triple6

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    Whats the model number of the drive? You might be able to see it in Device Manager or remove the drive from the computer and check its label.

    Did you check the cables to make sure they are securely connected?
     
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    Open the case and look. IDE uses a ribbon type data cable approx 2 1/4" wide; SATA uses a data cable that is approx 3/8" wide
     

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