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Sony CDU311-GI CD-ROM Problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Computer_Builder_101, Nov 17, 2000.

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  1. Computer_Builder_101

    Computer_Builder_101 Thread Starter

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    I have an internal IDE Sony CDU311-GI 8x CD-ROM, but I'm having a bit of trouble making it work. When I plug it into my computer, it comes on (the light comes on) and I can hear it (or watch is, when I have the cover off) search for any CD's. However, when I get into Windows 98, I can put a CD into the CD-ROM, but it skims to see if I put a CD in and when I click on drive D: (my CD-ROM drive), it says "Drive not ready" I thought the lens may be dirty, which would cause exactly the problem I'm having, but I cleaned it and it still does the same exact thing.

    Does anybody have any idea why this would happen?

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. LarryCore

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    Considering the age of the drive, I would guess that it is just dead. They don't last forever unfortunately.

    The only other real test you can do is boot with a floppy that has your CD Drivers on it. If it does the same thing there, it's time for a new drive.

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