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Cd rom does not work


buy new cd/dvd rom
open box plug old cd drive out plug new one in and start windows
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I am looking for a hp lightscribe dvd supermulti drive/cd writer that is compatable with a hp pavilion a720n desk top computer and all so a dvd/cd rom combo that is compatable with ...


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Check whether your "power" and "data" cables are the "old" style (white power connector and a 80-pin ribbon-cable) or the "new" style (thin SATA cables), before you buy a writer with the "wrong" (PATA versus SATA) interface.

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try with other disk if all disk getting same issue then you have to first clean your cdrom or dvdrom lense.
For that you need disk cleaner disk pur chase it and put in rom then play it.
then it clean lense.then check.
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good morning! please try to check the jumper settings (Master/Slave) as well as the cable connections of your CD ROM, if still CD Drive doesn't work, kindly try to connect/use another CD ROM - if this work, then the previous CD ROM laser lens is defective. best regards

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Simply change the ROM to DVD RW drive since this is an old PC and now days nobody uses a dvd rom but a dvd writer. It will be worth it since it can do all the functions and is also more hardy........sodeep

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Compaq presario 5400us jumper settings


Here is the manufactures website that will lead you to the manual.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=93284&

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My cd rom wont boot up at start up


1) Has it ever booted from CD-ROM? If it has, go to step #2. If not, go to step #3
2) If nothing has changed (BIOS, hardware additions, etc), it's a bad CD drive
3) Check your BIOS "boot order" section. It varies from motherboard to motherboard, but all BIOS's have some type of boot sequence that you can configure. It's possible that yours may be FDD, HDD, CDROM (in that order), which means that as long as you have a working Windows computer, it never needs to boot to CD. Try changing the order and that should fix you up :)

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Cd/dvd rom


It may be really dirty or just to old or has had laser failure.

There cheap these days, and CD drive with DVD Rom reading ability are like $20 to $30 depending on speed and brand.

A DVD/CD RW writer reader are also getting cheaper, around $60 and up usually.

And some advice. Dont by HP Pavilions. I've worked on alot and i find they have outdated parts cuz there remanufactured from older computers and you have a hard time upgrading due to hard to find drivers

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My drive plays DVD's but will not read CD-ROM ? it did at one time is this a setting error


DVD and CD require different spec lasers (DVD requires 1.3nm compared to 2.1nm for CD)

It seems like your CD laser is broken, although your DVD laser still works. Replace the drive, it's not too expensive.

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u need open the cabinet and there should be a serew and remove it and connect teh new one and make sure teh power and date cable the red side of teh power as well as the red side on teh data cable should face same side and start the pc>and put the cd and install soft ware and start using teh dvd and cd>rate me solved if its helps thx

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