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Optical drive problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mindterror, Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. mindterror

    mindterror Thread Starter

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    I have an Asus CRW- 522A, that repeatedly ejects once i switch on the computer. When it ejects, i reinsert it, and it reejects over and over. If i insert any cd in, it stops ejecting, and a yellow and a red flash alternates on the drive LED.:confused:
    If i manage to start the windows, the drive is not detected.

    I tried the drive in another motherboard, intel 965, but the ejecting problem at computer start wont allow the motherboard to boot.

    I think i need to reflash the drive, or is it a hardware problem?
    obviously i cant flash the drive without bein detected. I'd appreciate ur opinions all, thnx 4 ur time readin this:):rolleyes:
     
  2. MaverickUK

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    Howdy,

    If you could firstly boot into safe mode and see if the issue occurs there, if it does then the issue is related to the hardware, if it does not then i'm guessing the issue is related directly to software, settings or anything else Operating System related.

    If the issue goes away in BIOS, then boot the system into Safe Mode and see if the issue exists there, post back and let us know how it goes. One last thing, does this ejecting happen whilst you are offline (not connected to the internet?).

    Edit: One last test, remove the IDE cable from the CD-ROM after trying the above and see if the issue occurs whilst the cable is unplugged - if it does then the issue is due to a hardware fault and will need to be replaced (cheapest option).

    Nick.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    There is no reason that a drive "suddenly" needs a new firmware upgrade. I suspect the drive has simply died.
     
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