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Solved: My cd drive wont work at all but the computer shows its working fine

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AckmedSlayer556, May 29, 2012.

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  1. AckmedSlayer556

    AckmedSlayer556 Thread Starter

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    ok so i have a MDG vision book running windows xp. and last week i put a nickelback cd in my cd drive to rip onto the computer and the cd drive was trying to read it but nothing was showing on my computer. so sence then iv tried lots of different kinds of cds like music, dvd, date, and a few program cds. iv bin trying alot of troubleshooting but have had no luck at all. so if some can please give me some help that would be a great thanks
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Do you see the drive in explorer along with your other drives?

    Any problems in Device Manager?

    Is it a DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, or a RW?
     
  3. AckmedSlayer556

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    if u mean in device manager then yes it shows up there
     
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    the driver name is HL-DT-ST-DVDRAM GSA-T10N and honestly idk cause when it worked i 3 kinds of disks reading on it music,dvd, and program. but my best guess is DVD-ROM
     
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    **********i used 3 kinds of disks reading on it music,dvd, and program
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Are there any errors or messages in the Device Manager, red or yellow?
     
  7. AckmedSlayer556

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    nope and thats what the wired thing is cause there isnt anything on my labtop that is telling me there is a problem. but for some reason nothing will read in my cd drive
     
  8. Elvandil

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    It's possible it just burned out. If you have an Ubuntu CD, or the one I will link, you could boot uop with that and try to access a CD. If it still doesn't work, then hardware is the problem. Bad connections would do it, but the drive may just need to be replaced. They don't last long, especially if used very much.

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    Parted Magic disk partitioning, PC repair, and file recovery tool (Bootable CD or USB image)
    If you prefer a bootable USB key, download and run Linux Live USB Creator. Choose the Parted Magic distro, and it will download it and automatically create a bootable USB key.

    This CD (or key) contains many useful tools. You can partition, recover files, recover lost partitions, make disk images (by several different methods), transfer files between media, scan for viruses (It can serve as an Alternative Trusted Platform for search and elimination of rootkits and bootkits), examine and benchmark hardware, access the internet, and much more.
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    ok thanks. and if need be how much is it to replace the hardware?
     
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