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My DVD on my laptop no longer works. Its not a software problem, I believe its the drive. I wanted to order one from tiger.com but not to sure that it would be the right one. do the drives fit most laptops? I have a model # on the drive, but theres no inquiry to my model number, so Im wondering if they are pretty much the same.

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The driver works for a same OS, so if you have for ej. windows xp, you have to find the driver for it.

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USB DVD DRIVE


The pecking order for boot is controlled as you have said by the bios. I have found that not all USB connections are the same and have had to try the different USB connections to get one to boot.

Make sure that the DVD is a system boot disc and is in the drive when you power up.

If the HDD is still on the boot BIOS list I would try removing it from the list. The drive should still be available but the BIOS will not see it as a boot choice.

You may want to swap the SATA connections on the HDD drive making the SYS HDD no longer the default boot.

It is possible that the drivers for the DVD drive you are trying to boot from are not loaded and the drive is not accessible. Look at the bios using setup after turn on to see if the DVD drive is registered. It may be it gets its driver later during the windows boot.

You may have to use more of a generic DVD drive.or internal drive.

Jan 06, 2016 | PC Desktops

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I have an acer aspire x1200-b1601a with a cd/dvd drive that will not open without putting the tip of a knife along the edge and prying it open. the "magic" pinhole is behind the case's cover and cann



CD-ROM, DVD, or other disc tray not opening Locking device or software installed First, verify no locking software installed that prevents the tray from opening. If you are unsure, reboot the computer and as it is booting up, eject the tray. If the tray can eject as it is booting, but stops working after loading your operating system, something is being loaded that is preventing the drive tray from opening. Programs used to burn CDs are a common culprit.
Bad eject button If you are running Microsoft Windows, open My computer, right-click the disc drive icon and choose the option to eject. If this ejects your CD-ROM drive tray, the button on the disc drive is defective, and it is recommended that the drive be replaced.
No power to computer or disc drive If you have recently installed a new optical drive or you have moved the computer, the power cable to the CD-ROM may have become loose or disconnected. Reseat the power cable to make sure this is not the problem.
CD stuck within drive If you suspect that a CD may be stuck within the drive, the tray needs to be ejected manually. Look for the small manual eject hole that ( not the head phone jack) located on the front of the drive. Unwind a paper clip and place one end of the paper clip into the hole to eject the CD-ROM tray.
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If CD-ROM tray opens part of the way, pull it gently to see if you can get it to open fully. If it cannot be opened any further, it is likely that the gears within the CD-ROM drive have become damaged or dislodged. But usually, a stuck CD is blocking the way.

Caution: If you are able to open the CD-ROM drive using a paper clip, we do not recommend continuing to do so. This is meant to be used as a temporary solution; the drive should be replaced.

What to do if CD or DVD stuck in drive? Note: This document is for disc drives with a disc in the drive that prevents the tray from opening. See our CD-ROM, DVD, or other disc tray not opening document, if the tray is not opening at all or doesn't seem to be getting power.
If the CD or DVD is not set into the disc tray correctly, it could be sticking up above the surface of the tray, causing it to get stuck with then tray tries to open. In this case, it may be possible gently shake the computer and move the CD or DVD into the correct place in the tray, allowing the drive to open. However, use caution when doing this, as you do not want to shake the computer too much, or you could damage other components.
If this is a desktop computer, you can prevent damage to the computer by opening the computer and removing the disc drive in order to shake or rotate the drive. When the drive is out of the computer, you can manually release the tray by inserting a paperclip into the manual eject hole.

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In the case of a laptop computer or a slot load disc drive, since the CD or DVD does not sit in a tray, it cannot be shaken in order to adjust the disc. If the disc is visible you may be able to move the disc a bit by hand, enough to allow the drive to eject the disc. Again, be careful in doing so, as you could damage the disc or drive in the process.
If you're still unable to get the disc out of the drive after following the above steps, it may be a damaged drive and should be replaced. If the disc in the drive is an important disc and you believe the drive is bad, the drive can be disassembled in order to remove the disc. In the case of a laptop or computer with a slot load disc drive, the computer needs to be serviced in order for the drive the be replaced and the disc to be removed.

reference: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001487.htm

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DVD+RW DVD


You need a Drive with and ide connector so your choices are fairly limited. Tiger Direct is a very reputable company with great deals on computer parts so get this one from Tiger Direct:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/category/category_slc.asp?CatId=482&name=Internal%20%28IDE%29

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Slimtype_dvd ds8a3s does not burn cd or dvd


Check the Hardware Device Manager and copy the model names for both drives. Then do an Internet Search for each one. Both drives might ROM drives, not burners.
You do need the some burning application software installed to burn disks. try to install Nero BurnLite version 10

you can download it in here http://filehippo.com/search?q=nero

Nov 03, 2011 | PC Desktops

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I just put 2new harddrives n my g4mac desk top.how do i reboot my sytem.i have a startup disk for mac and tiger x disk cant get them to work


make sure the hardrives and dvd drives are configured correctly i.e master /slave and the rest then insert the mac os x 10.4 tiger cd into the dvd drive and turn the mac off then on mac os x installer will start then go to disk utility in the utilitys folder format the hardrives then install tiger then enjoy :)

Oct 12, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Replacing a cd drive


The 4600 has PowerDVD to play DVDs (You should have the software CD to install it on the 3000) DVD burning software would be Roxio/Sonic, and you should have that CD too.
If you don't have the CDs, then try download.com to download Free player software and Burning software

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Want to Boot from dvd ROM


when the pc in post usually on dells bios there is a boot menu option it is usually f12
if you don't know what your doing in the bios it is not a good place to test your skills after pressing F12 just choose cd rom for boot

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I have a dvd drive (matshita dvd-ram uj-85os ATA device). whenever i instal itunes, for some reason, my dvd in my laptop does not want to work. when i uninstall it, the dvd works. can't seem to figure...


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I have an e-machine, my hard drive was corrupted, thus I just replaced the same, I have to re-install all the software from the recovery disc. I have installed th hard drive, when I press the power button...


1. Make sure the two cables are installed in the back of the optical drive.
2. When you start your computer, press the key that it tells you to go into system setup or BIOS. From there, you need to find the boot device and/or boot order option and select the optical drive as the first boot device.
3. Press F10 to save and exit, making sure the first recovery disc is in the optical drive.
4. Save and exit; your computer should boot now from the optical drive.

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