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Toshiba DVD not showing up

Hi,

I have a Toshiba satellite with HL dt st GMA 4082N DVD, and it is not showing up on "my computer" and when I instert a disc, nothing happens.

What's happened? HELP

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  • kat Stewart Oct 06, 2008

    uggh, BENT PIN? Well the computer was recently dismantled somewhat. All I see under device manager is a read file in html. DOn't know if it means anything but under DVD FORM when clicked it says dvd ram is not connected. Will check it out.

    THANKS! Something to look in to, was rather lost.


  • kat Stewart Oct 06, 2008

    Hi
    There was an exclamation point beside the drive under device manager

    I uninstalled and re-installed, still has exclamation point.



    Thanks


  • kat Stewart Oct 06, 2008

    Yeah, nothing's happening.I'm going to check the "pins" or whatever. If
    not, jeez, more parts for this 160 but cheaper than a new laptop I s'pose.



    THANKS so much, gonna keep trying.

    Kathy





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Does the DVD drive show up in Device Manager under "CD/DVD drives"? It's possible that either the drive is bad ...or maybe there is a bent pin on the connector side preventing it from recognizing the drive. However, that's kind of rare.

If the DVD drive is listed, is there any "splats" or exclamation marks next to it? If so, I'd first try uninstalling the drive and rebooting. Windows *might* be able to properly install the drive. If not, try downloading the drivers (if there are any for Toshiba drives) here.

Worst case scenario ...if it turns out to be a bad drive, you can always just get an external USB drive, and not necessarily have to replace the factoy unit, which can get expensive.

Hope this helps (a little) :)

Scott

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

  • Scott Merrill
    Scott Merrill Oct 06, 2008

    Did you try the updated driver, or just let Windows reinstall the existing driver?

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