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Disc drive wont work

I have an Acer 5100 series, lately my laptop will not read any discs, when i put in a CD the light blinks yellow a few times and then just goes black. when i check it says its working properlly. i have cleaned the lens and that didnt change the anything.

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It sounds like the laser may have went out. When reading a disc the laser moves up and down as well as back and forth. It sounds like it is reading from the wrong position if it's reading at all. Remove any disc from the drive. Go into the device manager and remove/uninstall the drive from the list. Reboot the computer, wait until the hardware wizard reinstalls it and then try reading another disc. If this doesn't help then most likely the laser has went bad. It is not an uncommon problem. You can also see if there is a firmware update for your drive from the maufacturers website or your PC speciffic website. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 23, 2008

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